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Cricket: Finance

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will assess the effect on revenues of grass-roots cricket clubs of the inclusion of the Ashes in the list of group A and B sporting events to be covered on terrestrial television. (320950)

Any decision about which sporting events should be listed will take account of the possible impact on the finance of sporting bodies, including grassroots community sports, and on affected broadcasters.

I will consider this matter fully in light of all the material and views that will be generated by the consultation process which ends on 19 March.