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Tennis deal puts Australia Tests back in HD | Cricket Bats | Australia

A looming broadcast conflict has been averted after the Seven and Nine networks agreed terms to allow the latter to air the 2019 Australian Open tennis – a year earlier than originally scheduled. This leaves Seven free to air Tests and Big Bash League matches in high definition on its main channel. Cricket Australia’s AUD […]

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ABC retained in new radio rights deal | Cricket Bats | Australia

Women’s cricket in Australia will receive vastly expanded coverage on the ABC after the national broadcaster was retained as a radio rights holder by Cricket Australia, alongside the signing of new deals with Crocmedia and Macquarie Media. There had been speculation that the ABC’s place as the longtime radio broadcaster of Australian cricket – a […]

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Yorkshire threatened to rip up David Willey’s contract over IPL deal | Cricket Bats | England

Yorkshire threatened to tear up David Willey‘s contract when he took up a last-minute offer to join the IPL on the eve of the English season. Willey was picked up by Chennai Super Kings, the eventual champions, as a late injury replacement which did not go down well with director cricket Martyn Moxon who bemoaned […]

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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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