The new Saracens chief executive, Ed Griffiths, has denied working as a cricket agent, following claims he has been reported to the England and Wales Cricket Board. Griffiths has rejected any wrongdoing after reports in a national newspaper that the ECB is investigating a possible conflict of interest over his consultancy role with Middlesex. The former South Africa Rugby Union adviser has rejoined Saracens to help steer the Premiership club through the salary cap scandal that resulted in them accepting the punishment of relegation at the end of this season. “I am not an agent, I have never acted as an agent and I have never received a commission to work as an agent,” Griffiths told the PA news agency. “I have worked as a consultant acting for Middlesex for the last three years, helping players there with areas beyond cricket, and that’s involved doing lots of things that would perhaps in other circumstances be thought of as things an agent would do. But I have only ever been acting on behalf of and for Middlesex.” Griffiths played a key role in South Africa hosting the 1995 Rugby World Cup before his first stint as Saracens CEO between 2008 and… Read full this story
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