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Caribbean Premier League Signs First U.S. Broadcast Deal With One World Sports

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 24 / 16

The Caribbean Premier League has signed its first U.S. broadcast deal as its four-day cricket festival in Florida is heading for a sellout. The T20 cricket tournament, which will kick off its fourth season on Wednesday, agreed to a three-year partn...

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