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England & Wales Cricket Board To Self-Produce Coverage Of New T20 Competition

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 28 / 17

The England & Wales Cricket Board will "take greater control" of its cricket broadcast content in its next TV deal following the approval of plans to introduce a new Twenty20 tournament, according to Nick Hoult of the London TELEGRAPH. The ECB intends to produce its own cricket coverage for...

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