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£7.5bn Premier League to surpass MLB in sports rich list

The Premier League is set to surpass the USA's Major League Baseball competition as the second richest in the world.

Industry specialists TV Sports Markets say the English top flight currently sits in third place, behind the figures for American football and baseball in the US.

But the next TV deal could soar to £7.5bn between 2016-19, an annual income of £2.5bn, which would take the Premier League second.

And 38 per cent of the League's broadcast income is from overseas, already the highest ratio by far in the world.

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