Great news for the Indian cricket lovers. They will be served with the US T-20 series on Star India’s sports channels. The match to be played between India and the West Indies taking place in Florida, in the United States, on the 27-28 August, will be available to the viewers as well as India’s Test series against West Indies.
The decision was taken by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after a tender, bidding and evaluation process. Star India bagged the broadcasting rights and agreed to pay an amount of 342 million INR (9.71 million USD) for the two international matches.
Anurag Thakur, the president of the BCCI, commented on the development: “I am pleased to announce that Star India will be the official broadcaster. It will ensure the BCCI is able to guarantee maximum exposure and further increase the visibility of this new initiative”.
On the other hand, Ajay Shirke, the secretary at the BCCI, stated that:” Star India has been an excellent partner for the BCCI. They have a deep understanding of the game of cricket, and what it means to the nation. We are pleased to extend our association with them. This agreement also reflects our strategy to develop new markets and fan following”.