Star Sports acquires NZC broadcast rights till April 2020

Star Sports has acquired the broadcast and digital rights for New Zealand Cricket for all men’s and women’s International matches to be organized in New Zealand for the next three years for the Indian subcontinent and South-East Asia.

India is expected to play a total of three Tests, 10 ODIs and three T20s during this period in New Zealand.

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 added: “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.”

Sporty Solutionz has acquired and sub-licensed the New Zealand Cricket rights in the Indian sub-continent for the 2014-2017 cycle.

India is expected to play a total of 3 Tests, 10 ODIs and 3 T20s during this period in New Zealand.

West Indies’ tour of New Zealand beginning from December 1 will be the first tournament to be broadcast under the rights deal.