Original article by Max Mason, John Stensholt
The Australian Financial Review – Page: Online : 12-Mar-18
Cricket Australia wants bids for its next broadcasting deal to be submitted by Easter, with tender details sent to interested parties in the week ending 9 March. Ten is said to be very keen to retain the rights to the Big Bash League, and could potentially bid as much as $A60 million a year. Nine and Fox Sports are understood to be planning a bid that would cover all Cricket Australia’s broadcasting rights, including the BBL. Cricket Australia is said to be seeking a deal of around $A150 million a year.
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