ESS airs inaugural Bangladesh Premier League

First edition of Bangladesh Premier League features six teams that will face off each other over 33 matches that are being held in Chittagong & Dhaka

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Feb 13, 2012 7:44 AM Updated: Feb 13, 2012 7:44 AM
ESS airs inaugural Bangladesh Premier League

ESPN-Star Sports (ESS) is airing the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) from February 9-29 on Star Cricket and Star Sports. The tournament is being aired across 80 countries via broadcast partners for the event – Geo Super in Pakistan, Cricone in the Middle East, Supersports in South Africa and Maharaja in Sri Lanka. Channel 9 is the official broadcaster and rights holder for host nation Bangladesh.

Indian sports event licensing company Sporty Solutionz has been signed up to do the worldwide broadcast partnership for the tournament.

Sporty Solutionz’s CEO, Ashish Chadha, said, “Though Indian cricketers are not part of the BPL’s first season, but still response for the league world over has been very good. We had signed our deals with-in last seven days, which shows takers for T20 leagues world over are increasing by the day.”

The first edition of Bangladesh Premier League features six teams that will play each other twice each in a round-robin format over 33 matches held in Chittagong and Dhaka.

Joyee Biswas, Director - Programming, ESPN-Star Sports, said, “We are delighted to support the expansion of T20 to Bangladesh by bringing this exciting new tournament to cricket fans in Asia. As the rights holder for some of the globe’s best cricket events, including ICC World T20, CL T20, India-Australia test matches, ODI tri-series between Australia, India and Sri Lanka, and England-Australia ODIs, we are pleased to add Bangladesh Premier League to our portfolio of top cricket coverage.”

Enayetur Rahman, Managing Director, Channel 9, added here, “As the first GEC channel of Bangladesh with a mix of sports and entertainment, and the producer of BPL T20, we are pleased to partner with ESPN-Star Sports to bring BPL to cricket lovers and look forward to a long term relationship.”

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