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Vaughan Says England 'Behind The Game' In Developing T20 Tournament To Rival IPL

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 11 / 17

The English cricketing authorities were not “brave enough” to produce a Twenty20 tournament to rival the Indian Premier League, according to former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan. Vaughan was speaking on a panel called “Reinventing a Traditional Sport” on Wednesday a...

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