The Twenty20 challenge

Published 11 January 2013 By: James Welch

The Twenty20 challenge

Although Twenty20 cricket has changed cricket forever the commercialisation of the game began over 30 years ago when Kerry Packer started a transformation of cricket that is still underway today. World Series Cricket (WSC) was a breakaway professional cricket competition staged between 1977 and 1979. It was organised by Kerry Packer for his Australian television network, Nine Network. WSC decided to place a greater emphasis on one-day cricket including the staging of day night matches.

 

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James Welch

James Welch

James is an associate at Quantum Law LLP specialising in employment law and sports. James is a registered agent with the Professional Cricketers Association and the Rugby Football Union and a Registered Lawyer with the FA.

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