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Kent deny they are in danger of entering administration


Kent chief executive Jamie Clifford has denied rumours that the club are in danger of going into administration.

Speaking after their relegation in the County Championship, Clifford told BBC Radio Kent: "I've heard the rumours but it's not true at all.

"Were it not for the ground redevelopment programme we'd be in a tight spot but that gives us light at the end of the tunnel.

"It's a boost for us financially and gives us stability we haven't had."

Clifford, who admitted the county were set to record another annual loss, went on: "It's a tough economic climate at the moment. There's no secret about that and it's hit us just as hard as it has many other businesses."


Clifford also revealed that Kent are yet to work out their budget for next season but he is confident they will be able to keep their senior players at the club.

"In reality a drop down to Division Two won't have a financial impact.

"We've let a couple of players go at the end of this season - those were tough decisions but we've got a squad of players ready to go into next year.

"My hope is that won't it won't impact on the playing group."

But skipper Rob Key said the players need to know how the club plans to move forward as soon as possible.

"It's a pretty tough situation at the minute and I think people just want to know where we're going really," said Key.

"Hopefully we'll find out in the near future exactly what we've got to work with.

"They just want to know where the club's going and what's going to be in store for the next couple of years."

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