The television broadcasting rights for upcoming two twenty20 matches between India and West Indies, have been sold to Star India for 34.5 crore INR. Star Sports network to telecast both T20 games on 27 and 28 August 2016 from 19:30 IST. As per internal reports, for a single t20i match, Rs. 11 crore was the reserved price. It means 22 crore INR for both games.
BCCI President Mr. Anurag Thakur said, “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.”
Star India’s rival Sony Pictures Network didn’t show any interest to air live India vs West Indies 2016 t20 series. BCCI president Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirkey were delighted to announce Star India as the broadcasting partner for India’s first ever international cricket t20 series in USA.
Honorable Secretary Mr. Ajay Shirkey said, “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. ”
Florida to host both the 20-20 internationals.