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‘Ridiculous’: Tense transcripts show Seven, Cricket Australia’s schedule battle – Sydney Morning Herald

Transcripts of a tense conversation between Cricket Australia and Seven West Media reveal the network’s despair at a “radical” fixture change and the huge influence…

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Seven had wanted a “fast start” to the summer by having the BBL begin straight after the opening day’s play of the first Test against India, the latter originally scheduled for December 3 in Brisbane.
But in a meeting on August 7, CA unveiled six new schedule options that caught Seven by surprise.
Under the scenarios, this meant the Twenty20 series against India would be switched from October to December, the one-day internationals were flipped from January to November-December and the first Test…

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