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November 27, 2009
Kent won't play any one-day matches under floodlights during the 2010 season after twice having matches interrupted by high winds during the last two summers.
The St Lawrence Ground only uses temporary lights for day/night matches and they must come down if the wind speed passes a certain level. Evening games are popular with supporters, especially on weekdays, because they allow them to come to the match after work but the club are hopefully floodlit matches will return.
"It's not an easy decision as we know how much people love floodlit cricket," Kent's director of business development Jamie Clifford told BBC Radio Kent. "But it's for one season and we're considering what we do in the future.
"It's difficult because it rains, and anybody in cricket accepts that. But if it's high winds that cause a game to be curtailed, it doesn't feel right. People are going home when the sun's shining. It's windy and the lights can't go up. They go home not having had the cricket that they thought they were coming to see."
Meanwhile, Kent have announced that Paul Millman, the chief executive, is taking early retirement and Clifford will take over in an acting role while the vacancy is advertised.
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