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ECB's Made-For-TV Cricket Plan Upsets Powerful English County Cricket Clubs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 06 / 15

A plan to "shake up English cricket and emulate the success of Australia and India in creating an entertaining spectacle" for TV audiences is already "under attack from some of the sport’s traditional powers," according to Malcolm Moore of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The England & Wales Cric...

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