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    ECB signs new international TV deal

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has signed a new seven-year broadcasting deal with ESPN STAR Sports to keep matches being shown in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

    The new deal with ESS runs from 2013 and includes more than 300 days of live international cricket, including three home Ashes series against Australia in 2013, 2015 and 2019.

    As well as broadcasting every England fixture, ESS will also show 60 days of action each season from England's domestic competitions.

    ECB chief executive David Collier says "this new agreement demonstrates the enormous appetite for cricket worldwide ... TV audiences for cricket are expanding rapidly in Asia and the Middle East."