Tuesday, 9 April 2013

The county cricket season starts

         
The new agreement comes into force for the opening day of the County Championship on 10 April.There is a big appetite for county cricket coverage," said head of radio sport and sports news Richard Burgess. This is great news for all followers of county cricket nationwide, and for the 18 first-class counties who will undoubtedly benefit from wider levels of media exposure.As in previous years, there will be regularly updated scorecards for every game on the BBC site, which will also carry the latest news and local radio interviews from around the county circuit.This broadcast partnership between the BBC and the ECB means that the entire season will now be available to audiences. ECB chief executive David Collier said the new deal was a "fantastic boost" for county cricket.He added: "With a new domestic playing schedule due to start in 2014, we are keen to promote the county game to the widest possible audience and are delighted that the BBC will be providing such comprehensive coverage of all our county competitions, and seeking to recruit a new generation of broadcasting talent.He added: "With a new domestic playing schedule due to start in 2014, we are keen to promote the county game to the widest possible audience and are delighted that the BBC will be providing such comprehensive coverage of all our county competitions, and seeking to recruit a new generation of broadcasting talent.

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