Foxes row rumbles on
Neil Davidson has defended his chairmanship of Leicestershire and criticised the behaviour of captain Matthew Hoggard.
Last Updated: 24/08/10 2:52pm
Leicestershire chairman Neil Davidson has accused the county's senior coach Tim Boon and captain Matthew Hoggard of setting a "very poor example" following calls for Davidson to quit for interfering in team affairs.
Davidson attended an emergency board meeting at Grace Road on Monday following a private meeting with Hoggard.
He said the former England seamer could not sustain complaints he claims were made to him by Hoggard in a letter, also signed by Boon and sent to the board, supposedly on the players' behalf.
"I think really the way the senior coach unfortunately got the captain into this and the senior players is setting a very poor example to our fine young players about how they should behave at a cricket club," Davidson told Sky Sports News.
"I like Matthew immensely but I don't think he's thought this one through.
"I think Matthew has found himself in a very difficult position.
"I think the current situation is unsustainable so we'll see how it all pans out."
Davidson added: "I don't interfere on a week-to-week basis, day-to-day basis, it's when we lose matches we should win and we lost all our home games in Twenty20 this year bar one which was rained off.
"We've won two CB 40 games so far this season, we've lost twice to Scotland, we've lost by nine wickets to Afghanistan.
"The performances just aren't good enough and these are revenue-generating areas of the club and for a small county we can't afford to underperform.
"We've got one of the best sets of youngsters in the country and I'm raising questions about the ability of the management to get the best out of those players."
Boon insisted, though, that the off-field issues would not affect performances.
"Once the players get on the pitch they've got a lot to play for, our heads are down, we're playing for the cricket club and all the members," he said.
"We've got a great unit, I've got a very good captain and we're looking forward to winning games of cricket."