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ICC To Discuss Inaugural Test Championship Culminating In '21 Final At Lord's

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 11 / 17

The Int'l Cricket Council will reportedly hold "in-depth discussions on a proposed Test Championship" in Auckland on Friday, according to SKY SPORTS. The ICC "could soon give the green light to a new nine-team league," with expectations that it might begin as soon as '19 and be played over a tw...

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02/16/17
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02/14/17
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