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Committee calls for written evidence on capitalising on the succes of English cricket

27 September 2019

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has agreed to accept written evidence in a session which will examine how to capitalise on English cricket following the men's team World Cup success this summer.

MPs will also consider:

  • Changes in cricketing governance, broadcasting rights and cricket revenues
  • How success of the new Hundred tournament will be measured
  • Inspiring children and grassroots participation

Evidence can be submitted here with a deadline of Monday 14 October.

The evidence session will hear from  English and Wales Cricket Board Chairman Colin Graves and CEO Tom Harrison.

Chair's comments

Damian Collins MP, Chair of the Committee said:

“The success of England's men's cricket team in the World Cup has created a huge opportunity to boost participation in the sport and support for it. More than 8 million people watched England's dramatic victory in the men's Cricket World Cup in July and many of them went on to follow the Ashes series. We will be examining how we can ensure that broadcasters continue to match the enthusiasm of fans for key events.

“It's clear that the achievements of English cricket can bring success to advertisers and sponsors but supporters must not lose out.

“We also want to consider cricket's unique ability to bring people together to play in local teams, whether in communities or schools, and how this can best be harnessed.”

Further information

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