Star Sports bags New Zealand cricket rights till April 2020

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Star Sports bags New Zealand cricket rights till April 2020

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Press Release


Star Sports has landed a new deal to broadcast New Zealand cricket team's game in the sub-continent till April 2020. This is yet another win for the Star Sports network after they bagged a five year deal of the Indian Premier League media rights (TV and digital) with a bid of Rs 16,347.5 crore.

Star Sports, India’s leading sports broadcaster has acquired the broadcast and digital rights for New Zealand Cricket for all men’s and women’s International matches being organized in New Zealand for the next 3 years for the Indian subcontinent and South-East Asia. India is expected to play a total of 3 Tests, 10 ODIs, and 3 T20s during this period in New Zealand.

New Zealand has been one of the most exciting teams in the past few years, delivering strong performances including a memorable World Cup Final finish in 2015. Led by Kane Williamson, arguably one of the best batsmen in modern day cricket, New Zealand has become the team to watch out for in world cricket. With a slew of exciting series scheduled over the course of next 3 years, cricketing enthusiasts in India are in for a treat.

The first tournament to be broadcast under Star Sports’ partnership with New Zealand Cricket will be West Indies’ tour of New Zealand beginning from December 01st 2017. The partnership will see many high octane international series being broadcast on Star Sports’ rich bouquet of offerings including a resurgent Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand and the much-anticipated tri-series between Australia, New Zealand, and England in early 2018.

A Star India spokesperson said, “Star Sports is proud to become the home for New Zealand Cricket in India. In recent years, the New Zealand cricket team has delivered a strong performance on the field, taking it to number 1 in the T20 rankings. With two India tours to New Zealand over the next two years, Indian sports fans are in for very exciting cricket on Star Sports.”

New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said, “We’re delighted to form this partnership with Star, India’s leading sports broadcaster, and a market-leader in the industry. It’s great to be aligned with such go-ahead, progressive broadcasters, well known for their innovative approach, and for putting fans and businesses first.”

Mr. White added he was particularly pleased with the agreement given NZC’s push to extend its global reach, and to build closer relationships with fans around the world.

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