ECB: Sir Dave Brailsford and Dan Ashworth main overview ‘appears unbelievable’, says Damian Collins MP

Sir Dave Brailsford and Dan Ashworth


Sir Dave Brailsford (left) is general manager of Ineos Grenadiers and Dan Ashworth is set to become director of football at Newcastle

MP Damian Collins says it “seems incredible” that Sir Dave Brailsford and Dan Ashworth are among those taking part in the England and Wales Cricket Board’s high performance review.

But Brailsford came under scrutiny in the wake of the tribunal of ex-cycling medic doctor Richard Freeman.

And Ashworth’s handling of racism allegations while with the Football Association was also scrutinised.

“It seems incredible that two men at the heart of two of the most significant investigations into failures of sports governance and athlete care should have been included in the ECB review,” said Collins.

“Professional sport is demanding but we also need to protect what Dave Brailsford called the ethical line.”

The ECB declined to respond to Collins’ comments.

Last year, Freeman was found guilty of ordering banned testosterone in 2011 while he was chief doctor for British…