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New Glamorgan skipper Alviro Petersen meets Tom Maynard

Tom Maynard made 71 on his Glamorgan debut in 2007
Tom Maynard made 71 on his Glamorgan debut in 2007

New Glamorgan skipper Alviro Petersen has held talks with want-away batsman Tom Maynard over his future.

Maynard handed in his notice to the Welsh team following his father Matthew's controversial November departure as director of cricket.

Matthew Maynard resigned after Colin Metson was appointed head of coaching and Petersen to the club's captaincy.

But after meeting Tom Maynard to discuss the situation, Petersen said: "It's been a positive discussion."

South African Petersen took over from Jamie Dalrymple, who promptly followed Maynard through the exit door, as did president Peter Walker.

Petersen told BBC Sport Wales: "Tom came to my hotel and we sat down for an hour-and-a-half, two-hours and really talked about it.

"I obviously saw another side of Tom, who is very boyish and really wants to play cricket and hopefully play for England one day.

"I assured Tom that I will never stand in his way of playing for England or staying at the club.

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"It's really up to him. He must make that decision and whether Tom stays here or moves on, I can assure you that Glamorgan cricket will still live on.

"It's been a positive discussion. We really sat down and spoke about it - different issues - and we all know that he's a very good player and he's got a lot of potential, but I think it's important that he must make that decision.

"I don't want to make any decisions for him. What I can say is that I will do my bit in leading Glamorgan and Tom must decide if he wants to be part of that."

Glamorgan chief executive officer Alan Hamer has hinted that they will allow the 21-year-old Maynard to find another county, but has made it clear that they would expect compensation for the player.

Tom Maynard signed a three-year contract that is set to run until 2013 before his father quit, saying his position was "untenable".



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