Northants Cricket has released the following statement from Chief Executive David Smith.
"I wish to apologise for my recent public comments relating to the Emirates Old Trafford pitch on day one of our last LV= County Championship match on 20th June.
My comments were in breach of the ECB regulations. I regret making the comments and I apologise unreservedly to both the ECB and Lancashire for any adverse publicity arising from what I said."
Northants Cricket Vice Chairman Gavin Warren added, “Following discussions with the ECB, Northants Cricket is pleased that this matter has been bought to a satisfactory conclusion.”