Cricket: Broadcasting

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

(1) what discussions he had with county cricket clubs and their boards on the proposals in the David Davies Review of free-to-air listed events; and if he will make a statement;

(2) what assessment he has made of the effect on the playing of cricket at grass roots level of implementation of the proposal to list home Ashes Test matches; and if he will make a statement;

(3) what assessment he has made of the effect on the finances of cricket of implementation of the proposal to list home Ashes Test matches; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

The Government's statutory consultation on free-to-air listed events closed on 19 March.

The evidence received in response to the consultation will form the basis of an economic impact assessment.

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