Nimbus bags Bangladesh telecast rights
The previous contract, with ESPNStar, was worth $US11.75million for a five year period and expired in April this year. Under the new marketing rights deal, Nimbus will telecast live all the Test and one day matches earmarked for Bangladesh in the Future Tour Program (FTP) of the ICC.
Bangladesh’s FTP begins later this month with a five match one day series against Zimbabwe hermes at home. According to the FTP, Bangladesh will play at least 21 23 Test matches and 59 61 one day matches i hermes n the next six years. Nimbus has already won the rights to telecast Indian cricket matches up to 2010. It paid $US612million to secure those rights.
Bangladesh’s cricket officials have hailed the deal. “It’s a great achievement for our cricket. It indicates Bangladesh cricket is on the upward move,” Anam said. “We’ll invest the money to build cricketing infrastructure and tournaments in the country. It will be a big fillip to our cricketing development.”
Apart from telecasting international matches, the company will have to telecast a minimum 10 days of domestic matches under the deal, he added.
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