Middleton 'unlikely' to take ECB role

Fri, 03 Feb 11:15:00 2012

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is unlikely to take up a high-profile role with the England and Wales Cricket Board.

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It was reported on Friday that the Duchess was to be asked about becoming the first-ever patron of the ECB.

But Press Association Sport understands that such a position would prove difficult as she still gets to grips with other roles, including being a local volunteer leader with the Scout Association in North Wales, near her marital home.

A St James's Palace spokesman said they had not received a written request from England cricket chiefs asking if the Duchess would want to become their patron.

He said: "Officially the ECB would need to write in and there hasn't been a written or formal request."

PA Sport

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