Glamorgan will begin their Clydesdale Bank 40 campaign just one point behind their rivals after the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed that a two-point penalty, carried over from last year's Friends Provident Trophy, is to be halved.
"In accordance with 2009 regulations, Glamorgan Cricket were penalised 2 points in respect of the pitch used for their home Friends Provident Trophy match against Essex on 12 May 2009 that was rated "poor". Also in accordance with regulations, that penalty is carried forward to the replacement or equivalent competition in the following season. That competition has previously been determined as the Clydesdale Bank 40," an ECB statement confirmed.
"In the light of the fact that in comparison with the 2009 Friends Provident Trophy only half the teams in the 2010 Clydesdale Bank 40 will qualify for the knockout stages of the competition, it is confirmed today that having reviewed an appeal by Glamorgan Cricket, to maintain a penalty of equivalent weight the ECB has confirmed the penalty as a 1 point deduction."
Glamorgan begin their campaign in Group A of the new competition against Somerset on Sunday, 25th April.
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