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THE ABC’S OFFSIDERS TV PANEL ONJuly 1 began its summary of the week’s sporting news with a discussion of Australian cricket’s pay dispute. The panellists, obviously across the detail of the issues, agreed that clubs around Australia do not necessarily believe that a redistribution of the golden rivers of income from television would flow (or even trickle) down to local teams. They, and apparently the players, suspect the money is funding management.

Then writer Gideon Haigh mused that perhaps these problems derived from the corporatisation of sport, and that now the focus

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