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Billings’ Twenty20 links help Kent seal Brathwaite deal | Cricket Bats | England

West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has signed to play in Kent Spitfires’ opening four matches of the Vitality Blast. The World T20 champion, who made his name hitting four successive sixes in the final over of the 2016 final against England, will join the Spitfires squad before the opening group match agaist Surrey on July […]

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The Gold Coast ‘war room’ that helped clinch the record $1.18b cricket rights deal | Cricket Bats | Cricket Bat News

Locked in what Seven West Media had nicknamed “the war room” in the luxury The Star hotel and casino resort on the Gold Coast, billionaire proprietor Kerry Stokes, his son Ryan and Tim Worner worked late into the night last Thursday to save the free-to-air broadcaster’s summer schedule and in the process change the entire network. Having recently lost […]

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Seven and Fox Sports bag Australia’s cricket rights in billion-dollar deal | Cricket Bats | Australia

The Seven Network and Fox Sports have bagged the broadcast rights for Australian home cricket for the next six years, signing a deal worth AUD 1.182 billion with Cricket Australia. The deal represents a significant jump in revenue for CA, with the previous five-year deal with Channel Nine (international cricket) and Ten (Big Bash League) […]

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Somerset pull Bancroft deal after ball-tampering outcry | Cricket Bats | Australia

Somerset have pulled out of their deal to sign Cameron Bancroft as an overseas player this season in the wake of the global outcry that has followed his involvement in Australia’s ball-tampering calamity. Bancoft has been suspended for nine months in an episode that has also seen captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and, most […]

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Aaron signs county deal with Leicestershire for early summer | Cricket Bats | England

India fast bowler Varun Aaron will use the coming summer to play county cricket for Leicestershire after he went unsold in the IPL auction earlier this year. Aaron will represent Leicestershire in place of Pakistan seamer Mohammad Abbas, who will have international commitments as Pakistan tour Ireland, England and Scotland in the early part of […]

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Pattinson signs two-year deal with Brisbane Heat | Cricket Bats | Australia

Australia quick James Pattinson has signed a two-year deal with Brisbane Heat for the Big Bash League. Pattinson, who had been with Melbourne Renegades between 2013 and 2017, missed the entire last season because of a back stress fracture – the fourth such time he had been diagnosed with the injury in more or less […]

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Brisbane Heat pull out of Stoinis deal | Cricket Bats | Australia

Brisbane Heat have pulled out of a proposed deal to sign up Australia allrounder Marcus Stoinis, who has turned out for Melbourne Stars since 2013. The franchise’s statement meant Stoinis will not line up with Chris Lynn and Brendon McCullum in an imposing batting roster. Last week the Heat had made a lucrative deal believed […]

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Rashid shelves first-class cricket for white-ball deal | Cricket Bats | England

Adil Rashid has put his first-class career on hold for at least a year after agreeing a white-ball only contract with Yorkshire for the 2018 season. Rashid, the legspinner, is a key part of England’s one-day and T20 sides and believes it is those formats of the games he would be best to focus on […]

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