Roberts and Russell bury hatchet in Glam twist

In a dramatic new twist, Glamorgan vice-chairman Nigel Roberts has withdrawn his resignation just three days after becoming the fourth person to quit the crisis county.

A statement from Glamorgan said Roberts, whose company Paramount Interiors is the club’s main sponsor, had met with officials on December 10 where it was agreed to bury their differences and work together to raise more money for the club.

Roberts’ resignation had come following a committee meeting thre days’ earlier, when he had failed to oust chairman Paul Russell and install himself as chairman-elect.

It was the latest in a damaging series of events which was set off in mid-November when Glamorgan replaced Jamie Dalrymple as captain with new overseas player Alviro Petersen.

Director of cricket Matthew Maynard, president Peter Walker and Dalrymple all resigned after South African Petersen was brought in, and Colin Metson was appointed as managing director of cricket.

A statement from Glamorgan chief executive Alan Hamer said: “During the meeting, Messrs Russell, Roberts and Hamer agreed to work to further the interests of Glamorgan Cricket and will combine together with the objective of producing additional investment into the club.

“During the course of the meeting, Mr Roberts agreed to withdraw his resignation as deputy chairman of Glamorgan Cricket and Mr Russell accepted the offer with immediate effect.”

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