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http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/c68d0 ... f14792998aThe England and Wales Cricket Board is facing a revolt from some counties that do not stage Test matches over its plans to push through a significant change to its articles and constitution.
Executives from the category B and C counties — those that do not host Test matches — are meeting on March 20 to discuss their concerns about the change and the implications of the proposed eight-team city-based Twenty20 competition before the ECB’s planned vote a week later.
At least six of the non-Test match counties have become increasingly concerned that they are being asked to vote to change the existing constitution, removing their power of veto and, for the first time, allowing the ECB to introduce tournaments that don’t include all 18 first-class counties.
gmdf wrote: I, for one, do support, the idea of cricket live on 'free to view' TV...
But I'd much rather see Test matches, T20 county games or 50 over games than this artificial nonsense.
But it would be a step forward, I guess....
https://www.ft.com/content/9220b274-0a3 ... 720a26771b
Speaking to the Financial Times, Mr Harrison said he wanted some games to be screened live on free-to-air broadcasters such as the BBC, even if that meant forsaking money from pay-TV groups such as Sky and BT, which offer a higher price for exclusivity.
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