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Championship clubs express 'grave' concern new long-term EFL broadcast deal

Several Championship clubs have expressed "grave" concern after the EFL board approved a new long-term domestic broadcasting rights deal. Credit: PA

Several Championship clubs have expressed "grave" concern after the English Football League board approved a new long-term domestic broadcasting rights deal.

Bosses of Championship clubs met on Tuesday to discuss the five-year broadcasting deal the EFL board has signed with Sky Sports.

Despite the agreement being worth a third more per season than the current

deal, several clubs are furious after it was given the green light.

A statement from several unnamed clubs issued to Press Association Sport read: "Championship clubs are gravely concerned that the EFL Board has announced it has approved a new long-term domestic broadcasting rights deal.

"Nineteen clubs from the league wrote to the EFL asking them not to sign the proposed deal and to engage in meaningful discussions. This was ignored."