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Volume 26 No. 175
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Short Takes

The England & Wales Cricket Board is set to make a "U-turn" on the future of women’s cricket by reversing its decision to "abolish county teams from next season." Last month, it was reported that the ECB planned to get rid of the 35-team County Championship next year to "focus purely on eight regional teams" (LONDON TIMES, 5/9).

McLaren Racing and Arrow Electronics announced a long-term commercial partnership. It is Arrow's first deal in F1 (McLaren). 

USA Cricket's men's national team finished in the top four at the ICC World Cricket League Division 2, assuring itself One-Day Int'l status (USA Cricket). 

Retailer Zavvi apologized for "mistakenly telling customers they had won VIP tickets to the Champions League final." The company's "entire email database" was reportedly sent a "notification of winning" tickets, flights, hotel accommodation and a $325 prepaid cash card (ITV, 5/9).

Formula Two, the feeder series for F1, will switch to "lower-profile" tires and 18-inch wheels next year to prepare its drivers for F1, which is "due to make the change" in '21 (REUTERS, 5/9).

Infront acquired Megamarsch, a German company that organizes hiking challenges (Infront). 

Williams F1 is "confident insurance will pay" for the damage to George Russell’s car caused by a loose drain cover in Azerbaijan two weeks ago (REUTERS, 5/9).

Bettors in Victoria, Australia, are being charged more to bet on thoroughbred racing by bookmakers passing on tax increases imposed by the state government since the start of the year (THE AUSTRALIAN, 5/10).

Apparel brand Fitcom is expected to sign a kit sponsorship deal with 62 clubs in Ghana (GHANAIAN TIMES, 5/8).