The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has extended its contract with Star India till 15th April to ensure that the fans can catch the live telecast of India women’s series against England in Nagpur next month.
Star will continue the live broadcast for the three-match ODI series against England to be held in Nagpur April 6, 9 and 12.
Star’s initial contract was to end on 31st March. However, according to a TOI report, the decision to extend Star’s contract was taken as the last date for submission of bids for the BCCI’s media rights for international and domestic matches at home for the next four years has now been extended from March 27 to April 3.
The India women’s team will take on England in a three-match ODI series. The series will be a part of the ICC women’s ODI championship.
An official said:
“If we hadn’t persuaded Star to remain on Board, this series wouldn’t have been telecast as we’d have been without an official telecaster due to delay in the process to sell our media rights.”
This move has come days after the BCCI had announced that they would arrange more matches for the women’s team and the officials showed some interest towards the growth of women’s cricket.
India lost the three-match ODI series against Australia 3-0 and will now take part in a triangular series including England and Australia before the three-match ODI series against England.
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