The ground redevelopment has received a concerted kicking recently and its enough to depress even the most optimistic fan (i.e. me!) Without international cricket things would be tough for the club though i think talk of the club having to move from Edgbaston is a bit pre-mature and apocalyptic. Though armed with some facts kindly provided by George Dobell on the unofficial fans forum i felt slightly reassured.
Now some welcome news, business leaders in Birmingham have given their support to the plans. Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Jerry Blackett urged the council to rethink it's earlier blocking of planning permission calling Edgbaston one of only two international venues in the region with "a particularly high recognition rating in the important Asian markets" and the development would create 1,300 jobs.