COMMENT:

Although it won't be a universal sentiment at the moment, Spark's acquisition of cricket is good news, and should be a boost for sport in New Zealand.

Sport is all about competition, but there hasn't been any in the broadcasting of it.

Not any more.

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On Thursday the Telecommunications company confirmed it had secured the rights to all cricket played in this country from April 2020, with a free-to-air component on TVNZ.

It's a crucial step, confirming Spark is here for the long haul.

Despite the earlier moves to grab the Rugby World Cup and English Premier League, there

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