Sporting Digest: Cricket

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The Independent Online
TETLEY BITTER are to put pounds 9m into English cricket over the next five years, provided they gain sufficient television exposure. The new deal will take effect when the current contract ends in October, and run to September 1999. The BBC's cricket contract is up for renewal at the end of this year.

SECOND UNDER-19 ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL (Colombo): England 117; Sri Lanka 120 for 3. Sri Lanka win by seven wickets.