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ECB To Test Three Drop-In Pitches For Cricket World Cup At London Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 22 / 18

The England & Wales Cricket Board is "looking to road-test" its drop-in 2019 Cricket World Cup pitches "as soon as possible amid growing global concern that such surfaces make for dull spectacles," according to Richard Gibson of the London DAILY MAIL. Plans are reportedly being made to "temporar...

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Reedie Wants Dopers' Money

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Norwich City In Crisis After CEO Tweets

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Man City Announces Deal With PAK

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U.K. FCA Cracking Down On Golf Outings

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