Whittingdale, who heads a fund management firm, was reportedly unhappy at the quality of man management of the England team. He has in the past expressed unhappiness at the apparent resistance to change at the top of the game in England, but his dissatisfaction apparently grew during the tour of Australia.
He appears to be particularly disappointed by the performance of Raymond Illingworth in his role as chairman of the selectors and by his treatment of Mike Atherton.
Tim Lamb, the TCCB cricket secretary, yesterday expressed the Board's gratitude for Whittingdale's support and said he regretted the fact that it had not been possible to renew the agreement. Micky Stewart, the TCCB's director of coaching, considered the sponsorship to be essential.Reuse content