The International Cricket Council (ICC) is keeping a conclave with its broadcasters in Goa currently. The two-day meet, attended with the aid of its media companions from round the world, is being viewed as a workshop in advance of the World Cup in October-November in India.
Apart from Disney Star, which is the rights holder of the world events, representatives from all predominant broadcasters of the world, inclusive of Sky of UK, Fox of Australia and SuperSport of South Africa are in attendance. ICC’s two media companions in Pakistan, PTV and ARY, have, however, now not despatched their representatives for the meet which will conclude on Thursday.
The workout is considered as a preparatory and planning meet for the World Cup on how to go about the event. The broadcasters interestingly change and share plans for the quadrennial event. Generally all the business and broadcast companions attend these workshops however the absence of the Pakistan representatives is no longer considered with seriousness, however. They had no longer interestingly attended the assembly earlier than the closing World Cup either.
“Only these that intend to do a lot of unilaterals, and so forth attend. Star invitations all licensees. PTV and ARY did not favor to attend. They did not attend ultimate yr in the UK either,” stated a supply in the know, taking part in down the absence of Pakistan channels. It is a well-documented truth that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are at loggerheads over Pakistan video games in the World Cup however the supply stated the industrial assembly has no connection with the India-Pakistan standoff.
The BCCI is but to formally announce the time table and venues for the World Cup. It’s learnt that the announcement may want to come in the subsequent fortnight
Meanwhile, the BCCI is but to figure out on the rights for the three-match ODI sequence towards Afghanistan, possibly by using June end. There is a opportunity that Star Sports, who held the rights in the ultimate cycle, may want to be roped in via an arrangement however nothing has been finalised.
It would have been handy for the events to negotiate for an extension when the deal was once in region however with the broadcast contract between BCCI and Star having ended already the events can also be required to interact in a process. The method to promote the full-fledged rights for the subsequent cycle of the bilateral games, as before reported, will be finished by way of July.