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ECB ready to battle for Sky money
The England and Wales Cricket Board
will fight tooth and nail to stop
future home Ashes Test series being
reserved for free-to-air television.
The government was formally advised on
Friday to add the national flagship
cricket series to the list of events
that cannot be shown on pay TV.
But an ECB insider warned 23,000
coaches employed through BSkyB cash
could lose their jobs as a result.
And he said counties were already
worried about possible bankruptcy.
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