Yorkshire chief executive Mark Arthur has insisted that there are no problems with Headingley’s drainage, despite a ball not being bowled in their County Championship opener, BBC report.

A fourth straight day of their match against last years champions Essex was abandoned due to a wet outfield, meaning both sides received five points each.

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Arthur stated on Saturday afternoon that the wet weather in Leeds and below expected temperatures meant the ground did not have the time needed to recover, denying that there are problems with the drainage at the ground used by England in the process.

When asked about the outfield conditions, Arthur said:

The prime concern for the umpires has to be the health and wellbeing of the players.

With a draw the end result without a ball being bowled, Yorkshire will be hoping that the outfield recovers in time for their second County Championship fixture against Nottinghamshire, which is set to get underway on Friday at Headingley.