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Matthew Hayden

Matthew Hayden

In a HARDtalk interview broadcast 6 August 2009, Stephen Sackur talks to Matthew Hayden, Australian cricketer from 1993 to 2009.

This summer England and Australia are serving up another nail-biting Ashes series.

This oldest cricketing rivalry still plays to packed stadiums and generates huge media interest, but the same can't be said of the rest of international test cricket.

Matthew Hayden is one of Australia's greatest opening batsmen; he's retired from the test arena but still plays in the hugely lucrative Indian Premier League.

Stephen Sackur asks him: is cricket in the process of selling its soul?

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