Star India official broadcasters for India vs West Indies T20I in USA- The BCCI on Monday awarded the broadcast rights to Star India Pvt Ltd for the upcoming T20 International matches between India and West Indies to be played in Florida (USA) for INR 34.2 Cr.
The decision was taken after following a tender, bidding and evaluation process.
The series is a bold initiative by the cricket fraternity to popularise the game in the USA, though it is not the first time the “Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium” is going to host an international tie. Back in 2013, a two-match T20 series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka back in 2010. Recently, many fixtures of the concluded Caribbean Premier League were also staged in the 20,000 capacity stadium.
BCCI was pretty happy with Star Network’s contribution to Indian cricket and lauded them.
BCCI President, 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.”
Secretary Ajay Shirke 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.”