Strike deal with Cricket Australia to resume coverage November 16, 2007

Global news agencies end boycott of Australian cricket

Cricinfo staff

Global news agencies have struck a deal with Cricket Australia (CA), ending a week-long media rights dispute which affected coverage of the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Brisbane.

"The News Media Coalition has reached an agreement in its talks with Cricket Australia regarding news coverage during the current season," a statement, issued by a coalition of media groups including Agence France-Presse, Reuters, Associated Press and Getty Images, said.

The agencies had blacked out coverage of the first Test, after deciding to boycott the 2007-08 season in protest against new terms imposed by the Australian board.

Coverage of the ongoing second Test at Hobart will begin with immediate effect.