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Local channel T-Sports to telecast remainder of Bangladesh-West Indies series

Native channel T-Sports activities has bagged the broadcasting rights for the rest of Bangladesh’s tour of West Indies, beginning with the St Lucia Take a look at from June 24. The channel’s chief government Ishtiaque Sadeque confirmed the excellent news for the followers in Bangladesh. Later, the ICC additionally confirmed to the BCB that they may present the remainder of the West Indies-Bangladesh collection freed from value on ICC TV.

The newest developments will come as a aid to Bangladesh followers following a TV blackout of the primary Take a look at in Antigua, as not one of the Bangladeshi channels picked up the West Indies tour. It was the primary time since 2001 {that a} Take a look at match involving Bangladesh wasn’t proven on TV within the nation.

Negotiations between the rights-holders, Complete Sports activities Administration, and Bangladesh’s TV networks had did not agree on a deal. The Antigua Take a look at was at first solely out there on the ICC streaming channel for a subscription charge, earlier than the BCB confirmed the match on days three and 4 on their Fb and YouTube channels just for Bangladeshi viewers.

It had reached this level after T-Sports activities or Gazi TV, by the way the 2 channels which have been displaying Bangladesh’s worldwide matches in recent times, did not land a take care of TSM. Each channels have reportedly purchased the BCB’s broadcasting rights for 2021-23 from Ban Tech, who had initially purchased it from the board for $19.07 million final yr.

The potential for a TV blackout had at all times been doubtless from earlier this yr when the Bangladesh broadcasting rights had been solely picked up every week from the beginning of the New Zealand-Bangladesh Take a look at collection in January. Final yr, the Bangladesh-Australia T20I collection wasn’t aired in Australia on account of an absence of curiosity. The final time a Bangladesh Take a look at wasn’t proven on TV was again in 2001, through the Asian Take a look at Championship.

After the second Take a look at in St Lucia, Bangladesh will play West Indies in three T20Is on July 2, 3 and seven, and three ODIs on July 10, 13 and 16.

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