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AFLX To Be Launched On Pre-Finals Bye Weekend To Appeal To Int'l Markets

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 23 / 17

The Australian Football League is reportedly "preparing to launch a Twenty20-inspired version of the game later this year," which is seen as "the answer" to opening up int'l markets, according to Chris Cavanagh of the HERALD SUN. After "months of secret trials," AFLX -- a "high-octane, seven-a-side ...

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