Friday, September 09, 2005

An Englishman's birthright

Fellow Harborough Liberal Democrat Ian Ridley sends me a link to the campaigning website Keep Cricket Free!

Its objectives are:

  • The Sports Minister to initiate urgent talks between ECB and the broadcasters to ensure some test cricket is available free-to-air in 2006.
  • The Culture Secretary to take urgent action to restore the main home test series to the A list of protected broadcasting events and in the meantime to apply the Smith-Maclaurin understanding.
  • The DCMS Select Committee to launch an urgent enquiry into cricket broadcasting rights.
  • Ofcom to publish the results of their review of the ECB/Sky deal and to be challenged to confirm that the deal complies with existing rules - i.e. highlights available to all viewers.

For some of the arguments, see this posting of mine from last year.

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