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England & Wales Cricket Board Hope To Score £1.25B Payoff From Next TV Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 30 / 17

English cricket is "looking to land" a TV deal worth up to a "staggering" £1.25B ($1.55B) "when it puts its rights -- including for its new Twenty20 competition -- up for sale in May," according to Nick Hoult of the London TELEGRAPH. The "huge sum of money," on par with that paid this month ...

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