Seven pays Cricket Australia before arbitration hearing

(Photo by Jason McCawley - CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)

Australian commercial broadcaster Seven has made a A$10m ($7.1m/€6.1m) media-rights fee payment to Cricket Australia, prior to an arbitration hearing about the two parties' media-rights deal planned for next week.

CA and its two domestic broadcast partners, Seven and pay-television broadcaster Foxtel, have been in dispute over how changes to cricket schedules and competitions this year due to the pandemic have affected the values of their deals.

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