Business of Sport: Stealth is the new Saudi strategy as cricket falls into its grasp

Business of Sport: Stealth is the new Saudi strategy as cricket falls into its grasp
The ICC seems powerless to do anything to stop the Saudi T20 circus. (Image: Getty)
Trevor McKewen
Ever since the Saudis blew up golf with their LIV Golf series bombshell, we’ve been waiting for the next attack in what seems like a battle for the global sport’s soul.  Turns out they secretly fired it about a year ago – and we’re only learning about it now, thanks to leaks in Australian cricket.  And what we’ve discovered is that the Saudis have stepped up their quest to reshape world sport – and they have done it by dramatically changing their strategy.Nuclear strikes like the LIV Golf series reb...

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