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Could BT Use Freeview to Land TV Rights?

The negotiations for the rights to televise English cricket from 2020 to 2024 have been a source of much discussion ever since the ECB unveiled it’s proposal to stage a new city based T20 competition, with English cricket’s governing bodies hoping to raising more than £1 billion from those TV rights.

With multiple interested parties, and a range of rights packages on offer, the kind of bidding war the ECB needs to hit that figure is possible – with one major player catching more than a few curious glances from fans, writers and administrators: BT.

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‘I Fancy A Day At The….Oh…’

The 2017 County schedule is somewhat quirky. Almost everyone knew this heading in to the season, with dedicated blocks defined for red ball and white ball cricket (both 50-over and 20-over).

It hasn’t always been popular – with some fearing the County Championship has been further pushed to the margins – but even beyond this some scheduling decisions have been odd to say the least.
 
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The Curious Case of Keaton Jennings

Having registered his third century of the season on Sunday, Durham’s Keaton Jennings has demolished any lingering concerns there might have been that he was some sort of one season wonder.

But what happens next for the talented 24-year-old?

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One Stump Short Podcast: Episode 12

Writer and broadcaster Vithushan Ehantharajah (@Vitu_E) of the Freelance Cricket Club Podcast, ESPN Cricinfo and The Guardian is my guest on the latest episode of the One Stump Short Podcast!

We discuss the results of this week’s key vote, which gave the ECB the green light to move ahead with a new city based T20 competition, Zafar Ansari’s decision to retire at just 25-years-old and the Royal London One Day Cup.

There’s also an attempt to dissect what looks set to be a highly competitive Champions Trophy tournament!

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English Cricket Takes Its ‘Leap of Faith’

ECB Chief Executive Office Tom Harrison used the term ‘leap of faith’ a little too often for some people’s liking when discussing the proposed changes to English domestic cricket during the past 18+ months.

Many were far from convinced the creation of a new T20 ‘super league’, based around city franchises, was right for the English game. But none the less Harrison, and the ECB, now have the green light to change the constitution and create this new tournament.

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