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BBC GETS RADIO RIGHTS DEAL FOR WORLD CUP CRICKET

The new deal is in addition to the BBC’s current five-year deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board which covers ball-by-ball coverage of home Test matches, one-day internationals and domestic Cup competitions.
The next World Cup is being held in South Africa in 2003 with the first match scheduled for 7 February at Newlands in Cape Town. The final will be played in Johannesburg on 18 March.
The BBC has been embroiled in a number of rows in recent months with rival station talkSPORT over radio rights for premium sports content. The broadcaster has also encountered rights problems with its cricket coverage after its leading commentator Jonathon Agnew was barred from a stadium in Pakistan for a Test match during England?s recent tour last year.