In a speech at the Third Dubai International Sports Conference, held in the United Arab Emirates principality at the end of May, Richards apparently claimed the Premier League was "hurting the national side".
"I would probably go as far as to say the Premier League has probably cost Steve McClaren him his job," he added.
However, Scudamore has suggested Richards regretted his statements.
"There is no point in me standing up and trying to apologise for what Dave has said. He is distraught," he said.
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