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The Australian cricket team are reportedly considering allowing television cameras in their dressing room for the forthcoming Ashes series against England.

Cameras have never been allowed such unrestricted access to a Test side before, but Australian broadcaster Channel Nine believes that the coverage could increase ratings for the tournament, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

The broadcaster trialled dressing room cameras during the Twenty20 All-Stars match last night, and now wants to run them for the high-profile Ashes series.

Speaking to the newspaper, Channel Nine director of sport Steve Crawley said that he has already discussed the idea with Australia captain Ricky Ponting.

"We have a very good relationship with the team and especially the captain,'' Crawley said.

"Dressing room cameras will become a part of our cricket coverage at some point, it is only a matter of when.''

The first Ashes Test begins at the Gabba in Brisbane on November 25, with England defending the famous urn after beating Australia in the 2009 series. Sky Sports' exclusive live coverage in the UK starts at 11pm on November 24 due to the time difference.

Last week, ITV confirmed a late deal to broadcast a nightly highlights programme during the Ashes tournament on digital channel ITV4.

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