ABC News Australia – In a rare show of bipartisanship, politicians from both sides of the ideological divide are going in to bat for the ABC to continue its 80-year unbeaten partnership with cricket’s governing body.

Summary

  • In a rare show of bipartisanship, politicians from both sides of the ideological divide are going in to bat for the ABC to continue its 80-year unbeaten partnership with cricket’s governing body.
  • On Wednesday speculation swirled through the corridors of power the public broadcaster may be dumped in Cricket Australia’s latest radio deal, which is due to be announced in coming weeks.
  • It followed media reports the ABC, which has broadcast international cricket since the days of Don Bradman, would be dropped in favour of commercial radio stations.
  • In a statement, Cricket Australia said media speculation about the ABC being excluded from cricket broadcasting was “incorrect”.
  • In April, Cricket Australia signed a new $1.2 billion television rights deal with the Seven Network and Fox Sports for the next six years.


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