Paul Collingwood: Durham captain calls relegation 'a kick in the teeth'

Paul Collingwood (left), Graham Onions (middle), Phil Mustard (right)

Durham’s relegation from County Championship Division One over financial issues is a “kick in the teeth”, says captain Paul Collingwood.

The North East county were also given a 48-point deduction for next season.

Collingwood, who has been with the club for 21 years, is currently part of England’s coaching staff in Bangladesh.

“The players are seriously unhappy, a lot of anger, a lot of ‘whose fault is this?'” the 40-year-old former England all-rounder told journalists in Dhaka.