FORMER Somerset CCC chairman Andy Nash will be in Westminster tomorrow (Wednesday) to give his views on the future of English cricket to a Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee.

'The future of English cricket inquiry' begins at 2.30pm at Portcullis House and Nash is one of eight witnesses called to give evidence to the committee of 11 MPs regarding how English cricket can capitalise on a summer which saw the national team lift the men's World Cup for the first time.

The ECB's chairman, Colin Graves, and chief executive, Tom Harrison, are also among those set to give evidence and it is expected that much of the debate will centre around the governance of English cricket and The Hundred.

The new 100-ball competition, which will begin next summer, has caused divisions within the domestic game since its inception and Nash's evidence is set to be particularly damning on that front.

The former Somerset chairman resigned from the ECB board of directors in March 2018 citing "standards of corporate governance at ECB" which, in his view, were "falling well short of what’s acceptable".

His resignation letter went on to outline a fear that the governing body plan to “promote eight counties as the first among equals [...] this is not a direction of travel I can live with.”

Nash has since become a vocal critic of 'The Hundred' on social media, tweeting on Monday: "This week I shall be arguing in the media and at the DCMS Select Committee the game of cricket is in fact owned by the supporters and not the administrators.

"History is festooned with boards who came to mistakenly believe that they owned brands and sports rather than consumers & fans."

Nash's concern surrounding the "promotion of eight counties" is one shared by many Somerset fans surrounding developments in domestic cricket, specifically surrounding 'The Hundred', and these views have not been in any way eased by Sunday's draft.

Seven Somerset players, including club captain Tom Abell and T20 skipper Lewis Gregory, were picked up by teams in the new city-based tournament and, as a likely consequence, are set to be unavailable for Somerset in next summer's 50-over competition.

Supporters' pressure group 'Oppose the Hundred' have also submitted written evidence to the enquiry, part of which states: "The introduction of The Hundred – a new format of limited overs cricket played by newly created teams – is a fundamental, and potentially damaging, change to one of the country’s greatest national sports and an important part of British culture."

To read the full statement and find out more about Wednesday's select committee hearing, click here.