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ECB To Present 'Watered Down' Plans For Reform Of County Cricket

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 02 / 15

The England & Wales Cricket Board is preparing to present a "watered down version of its plans to reshape county cricket on Tuesday" following "fierce opposition" from the 18 counties toward any radical overhaul of the domestic game, according to Nick Hoult of the London TELEGRAPH. Two days...

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Revenue On The Rise For Football Clubs

Deloitte's annual Money League list reported "revenues for the top 20 global football clubs have risen" another 8%, according to the FINANCIAL TIMES. The "commercial segment -- sponsorship and the like -- is shouldering most of the burden." An average of 41% of the total of €5.4B in revenues ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom

Man City Purchase To Alter A-League

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Tags: Australia, International Football, United Kingdom

Tottenham Close To Deal With AIA

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

Bristol City To Renovate Ashton Gate

A £40M ($66M) revamp of League Championship side Bristol City's Ashton Gate ground "will go ahead this summer," according to the BBC. Bristol Sport, which owns the football club, "wants to replace two stands to increase capacity." Majority shareholder Steve Lansdown "confirmed the club would b ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

Man City Buys A-League Melbourne Heart

EPL Man City is the new owner of "struggling" A-League side Melbourne Heart "after executing a dramatic takeover" early Thursday morning Australia time, according to Tom Smithies of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. After several days of talks in Melbourne and Sydney, senior Man City execs "completed the ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom, Australia

Leeds United Deal Still In Limbo

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London Bees, Stanmore College Partner

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FA Partners With Brightness Media

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Heart Of Midlothian Nears New Ownership

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Premier League Attendance Grows

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