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Middlesex not affected by delay

Vinny Codrington
Codrington says Champions League success would have been a bonus

Middlesex chief executive Vinny Codrington has said the club will not be financially affected by the postponement of the Champions League.

The inaugural tournament in India has been put back to October 2009 after the recent terror attacks in Mumbai.

Codrington told BBC London 94.9: "We didn't budget for the fact we were going to win the Twenty20, which might sound negative but it is realistic.

"So whatever we were going to do was going to be icing on the cake."

Middlesex will have to win the domestic Twenty20 title for a second year running to qualify for the competition.

If Sir Allen decides to cut his losses I think that's a blow to the game particularly in the West Indies and to English cricket

Vinny Codrington

Meanwhile following the news that Sir Allen Stanford is considering the future of his Super Series, Codrington added that even if he did decide to pull out, English cricket would not be in crisis.

"The game as a whole is pretty robust, very strong and despite the credit crunch I think that it's still in good shape and will remain so.

"Clearly, if Sir Allen decides to cut his losses I think that's a blow to the game particularly in the West Indies and to English cricket because we put a lot of store into it."

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