London Evening Standard - 2021-11-25


Vaughan an issue for BT’s coverage

Standard Sport

BT SPORT are reviewing their commentary plans for the Ashes in the wake of Michael Vaughan’s axing by the BBC. Vaughan will not be part of the BBC’s coverage over a racist remark he allegedly made (and categorically denies) to Azeem Rafiq in 2009, due to a conflict of interest. He is contracted to Fox Sports, however. UK rights holders BT are taking Fox’s commentary feed, but they are “reviewing plans with Cricket Australia” in the wake of Vaughan’s naming. Alternatives include setting up their own commentary team in London or taking a feed from Channel 7, the other Australian broadcaster.


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