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Stanford vision turns into nightmare

The ECB are understood to be reviewing the future of their involvment in the $100 million Stanford Super Series in Antigua after a week of growing criticism.

The review gets under way after a week of stinging criticism of the facilities of the Stanford owned ground in Coolidge and the conduct of billionaire Sir Allen Stanford, who is bankrolling the event.

Giles Clarke, the chairman of the ECB, will arrive in the Caribbean on Friday as planned but will spend the hours leading up to Englands game against the Stanford Superstars locked in talks with chief executive David Collier.

The pair are understood to be concerned with the way the week as unfolded and belive the event is doing great damaged to Englands reputition around the world.

And with Saturdays game only a few days away Pietersen has also expressed his concerns.

"The longer this week goes on and the more people make of it, the more you just want to get it over with really," he said. "You always want to win a fixture for England but what will be, will be. I'm not too fussed."

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