Facebook set to win rights to broadcast clips of England cricket matches

 
Rebecca Smith
Sky has had a decade long stranglehold of live cricket coverage
Sky has had a decade long stranglehold of live cricket coverage (Source: Getty)

Facebook is on the cusp of picking up the rights to broadcast clips of England cricket matches on the internet.

The social media behemoth is understood to have tabled a bid for a package of rights, allowing it to show clips of international and county matches on its site, according to the Sunday Times.

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The England and Wales Cricket board will announced the winners of its auction on Tuesday, created in an effort to help tackle Sky's long-running handle on the game.

It has reserved a bundle of games for free-to-air broadcasters, which has the BBC and Channel 4 facing off against each other.

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