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Kents chairman, George Kennedy, has confirmed that the club is seeking arbitration with the England & Wales Cricket Board after being overlooked for a place in Division One of the County Championship in the wake of Durhams post-season relegation.Kent finished as runners-up in Division Two this season, which would ordinarily have been sufficient to earn them promotion. However, with the Championship moving to an eight-team top flight from 2017 onwards, the only spot available went to the champions Essex.However, Durhams 48-point penalty for financial issues, and subsequent relegation, led to suggestions that Kent ought to have been invited to take their place in Division One. Instead, the ECB confirmed that Hampshire, who finished second-from-bottom in the table, would be allowed to stay up.In a letter to the ECB seen by The Times, Kent described the decision as prejudiced, perverse and contrary to natural justice, and even went so far as to claim that Durham officials had been told in May that they would be relegated.We have [sent the letter] - they would have received it yesterday, Kennedy told PA. We have asked for arbitration in the situation, and well see what comes of that.Kennedy added that he had met with Colin Graves, the ECB chairman, last week to discuss the issue.It was an amicable meeting - we were able to exchange opinions. One or two things have come to light since then, so we thought we would bring it to a head - and that is exactly what weve done.We can confirm receipt of a letter from Kent county cricket club regarding the issue of promotion and relegation, said an ECB spokesperson.Last weeks decision to relegate Durham - with Hampshire remaining in the first division of the Specsavers County Championship - was in line with the two-down, one-up relegation and promotion rules for this seasons county championship which were notified to all counties and published prior to start of the 2016 season.We are currently considering our response to Kents letter and will reply to them in due course.Durham issued a statement denying the details in the Times report: Contrary to todays press report, Durham county cricket club can confirm that they were not told in May that the club would be relegated at the end of the season. Pete Rose Jersey . 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I dont think before this achievement we had the recognition we deserved as women footballers in this country, and womens football in general.Paid only $20 a day each when on national team duty, and just $50 each for playing in a match, its no wonder the Zimbabwean players all have day jobs.Until recently, they didnt have their own uniforms, making do with cast-offs from the mens national team. Their pre-Olympic training camp was at a university campus where they slept in dorm rooms usually occupied by students and ate plain food served up in the colleges dining hall. The training equipment was basic.Even Zimbabwean officials have been of little help, and instead jeopardized the teams chances of making the Olympics because they didnt provide enough money to fly the squad to a qualifier in Ivory Coast, forfeiting that game.Somehow, the Zimbabwe team still made it to Rio, battling through all these issues and more to now rub shoulders with the best in the world. They are the first soccer team -- men or women -- from Zimbabwe to qualify for the Olympics, striking a blow for the womens game back home, which is severely underfunded and neglected, Muzongondi said.Determined to make the federation take notice of them and respect them, the players went on strike in the buildup to the Olympics to demand better wages and treatment.ddddddddddddFinancially we struggle more than the men, yet we have done what no other Zimbabwean team has managed to do, Muzongondi said. We are looked down upon as women footballers.Zimbabwe lost to Germany 6-1 and to Canada 3-1 in its first two matches in Rio and plays its final group game against Australia on Tuesday. But forget those scores and concentrate, rather, on the fact that Zimbabwe is ranked No. 93 in the world and still made it to the top 12 teams in the world.They left their mark on other teams, too. Canada coach John Herdman said he showed his players newspaper reports on how the Zimbabweans had faced up to adversity. One of the stories told of how the Zimbabwe team, known as the Mighty Warriors, scrambled together $100 to pay for a medical scan for one of the players.And theres Muzongondis personal story, too.She left Zimbabwe and its ruined economy for neighboring South Africa looking for work. She found a job as a house cleaner but it didnt pay enough and she packed her bags and got back on a bus for home, committing as much as she could to soccer this time while making ends meet at the sugar manufacturer.Money aside -- the players got another $50 each for making soccer history for their country and qualifying for the Olympics -- Muzongondi thinks they have earned something important.Now everyone in the country is talking about the Mighty Warriors, she said. To us, thats the greatest thing we have achieved -- recognition. ' ' '

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