India in Bangladesh 2014 June 12, 2014

No broadcaster in India yet for Bangladesh series

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Lack of interest from Indian broadcasters could result in the three-match ODI series between India and Bangladesh that starts from June 15 not being available on television in India, the Mirror has reported. Bangladesh's Gazi TV, which owns the rights for cricket in Bangladesh, had approached Star Sports and Sony Six.

Star Sports reportedly made an offer of less than a million dollars (Rs 5 crore) for the three matches, which was deemed too little by the host broadcaster. Sony Six, on the other hand, didn't show interest owing to a busy football World Cup schedule.

"Star has offered a less than million dollars for three matches. That is too less in comparison to the cost of the rights," Salahuddin Chowdhury, CFO and head of operations of Gazi Group, told Mirror. "Because of the BCCI's problems with Neo and Ten, we can't sell the rights to them. Unless, something dramatic happens over the next two days, I cannot assure you that the matches will be telecast in India."

"There would be a lot of overlapping time between the World Cup matches and ODIs," Prasanna Krishnan, the chief executive of Sony Six, told the Mirror. "We've a planned a few pre-match shows for the World Cup and we could not have spared our channel for cricket."

India has chosen to rest MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, R Ashwin, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Ravindra Jadeja for the series.

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  • on June 14, 2014, 10:40 GMT

    not yet confirmed that STAR and/or DD will Broadcast

  • on June 14, 2014, 9:45 GMT

    thank to star and dd channel for broadcasting the match

  • on June 14, 2014, 9:19 GMT

    really it's on star sports ha guys??? though if not I am going to watch it on dd chanel but it would be better on star sport's because of better picture quality

  • on June 14, 2014, 8:08 GMT

    It confirmed start sport swill telecast all the three matches

  • on June 14, 2014, 7:25 GMT

    its on star network ..... confirmed.. jus now

  • on June 14, 2014, 6:06 GMT

    Dear all, match will be atleast will telecast on doordarshan, so chill

  • on June 14, 2014, 5:02 GMT

    please bcci we wnt to see this odi because it is a whole new eam lead by our star suresh rainaaa pllllssssssssssssssssssss

  • Indians-love-flattracks on June 13, 2014, 18:43 GMT

    The Indian youngsters have a good opportunity to boost their averages as its in the Subcontinent.

    we all know they can't buy a win away from the Subcontinent pitches, right?

  • vswami on June 13, 2014, 14:09 GMT

    This is one of the side effects of IPL. It sucks interest out of cricket for a month after IPL ends. No one has the appetite to watch a 50 over game after feasting on T20s daily for 8 weeks.

  • on June 13, 2014, 13:50 GMT

    Doesn't it sound strange, India the diehard cricketing nation isn't telecasting cricket ( the game they play well ) , they're more focused on Football, & I'm pretty sure that half of their totall population don't really search news of Football, a 3 year old kid from India wants to be Sachin, Not Neymar or Messi :o

  • on June 14, 2014, 10:40 GMT

    not yet confirmed that STAR and/or DD will Broadcast

  • on June 14, 2014, 9:45 GMT

    thank to star and dd channel for broadcasting the match

  • on June 14, 2014, 9:19 GMT

    really it's on star sports ha guys??? though if not I am going to watch it on dd chanel but it would be better on star sport's because of better picture quality

  • on June 14, 2014, 8:08 GMT

    It confirmed start sport swill telecast all the three matches

  • on June 14, 2014, 7:25 GMT

    its on star network ..... confirmed.. jus now

  • on June 14, 2014, 6:06 GMT

    Dear all, match will be atleast will telecast on doordarshan, so chill

  • on June 14, 2014, 5:02 GMT

    please bcci we wnt to see this odi because it is a whole new eam lead by our star suresh rainaaa pllllssssssssssssssssssss

  • Indians-love-flattracks on June 13, 2014, 18:43 GMT

    The Indian youngsters have a good opportunity to boost their averages as its in the Subcontinent.

    we all know they can't buy a win away from the Subcontinent pitches, right?

  • vswami on June 13, 2014, 14:09 GMT

    This is one of the side effects of IPL. It sucks interest out of cricket for a month after IPL ends. No one has the appetite to watch a 50 over game after feasting on T20s daily for 8 weeks.

  • on June 13, 2014, 13:50 GMT

    Doesn't it sound strange, India the diehard cricketing nation isn't telecasting cricket ( the game they play well ) , they're more focused on Football, & I'm pretty sure that half of their totall population don't really search news of Football, a 3 year old kid from India wants to be Sachin, Not Neymar or Messi :o

  • on June 13, 2014, 10:29 GMT

    Though cannot be termed as meaningless like the IND-SL ODIs, the lacklusture performance of BAN and a second fiddle Indian Team, won't create big interest in the matches. The FIFA WCup timing doesn't at all affect the match, because all the WC matches are played at 9.30pm or 12.30am, or 3.30am.

    But I guess people would be more inclined to watch, Neymar than Tamim, Messi rather than Raina etc etc... after all its a WCup na ..!

  • ooper_cut on June 13, 2014, 9:41 GMT

    STAR should put aside its greed and telecast this one for the sake of the die hard cricket fans in India. This series is quite important and exciting for a real cricket lover. We want to see the likes of Jadhav, Akshar, Uthappa (new look India) fare in the international arena even though it is only Bangladesh. This will be any day better than watching reruns of old matches and football talk shows with people with no real knowledge of football. If all else fail, I am sure our national broadcaster will not let us down.

  • Ravi0508 on June 13, 2014, 9:30 GMT

    Star will Broadcast this series...

  • cricketlover80 on June 13, 2014, 9:03 GMT

    Recent form of Bangladesh has really dented them. They should take the Star deal and hope that Bangladesh win the series. They can demand better next time.

  • on June 13, 2014, 8:35 GMT

    please bcci and our national channel doordarshan should take a step forward and for the sake of indian cricket fans must reach to a postive conclusion.

  • British_North_America on June 13, 2014, 7:55 GMT

    If Star earns 5 million and gives Gazi only 1 million then Gazi might not sell it.3 50 over matches will easily generate 5 million from Indian market.If Bangladesh wins the first ODI, imagine what would be the demand for the remaining two matches.Indians will definitely not want to concede a series lose against Bangladesh under their national team.

  • on June 13, 2014, 7:53 GMT

    please give chance to dd national to broadcast and what dd dd sports is showing it is only showing commonwealth games of 2010 please give chance to dd national

  • on June 13, 2014, 5:40 GMT

    M sure its gonna b telecasted in sum r d othr channel....dont worry guys...v ll watch d match...

  • Siva_Bala75 on June 13, 2014, 5:25 GMT

    This is not IPL- even my grandma likes to watch IPL. For a one off low end series like this, just take whatever money is offered and close the deal.

  • on June 13, 2014, 4:55 GMT

    I don't understand- why people say India-A team? All of them r international player with so many test playing experiences also. At present there r very little differences in between national,A or B team for team like Ausi/Ind. Half of this team may participate even in next wc. BCCI, Indian fans/ media should support BD to prove their leadership in WC. None should humilate other nation even there fans r in dream.

  • on June 13, 2014, 4:48 GMT

    This is because of the timing. If SONY busy in the Soccer World Cup, the only option that they have is going with Star. I am confident that Star will finalize it and broadcast the matches. The only scenario is that most of the advertisement budget the business organizations would have kept for the Soccer matches since many people in India will be watching them. So even if Star broadcasts the matches their advertisement revenue will be very poor which could be the reason for offering lower price for the broadcast.

  • on June 13, 2014, 3:37 GMT

    That's not good star sports should buy the right because they don't have any other thing for telecast even in Pakistan this series is will shown

  • on June 13, 2014, 0:57 GMT

    Looks like Star Sports clearly knows its position in the negotiations and is using its leverage. They know that Sony Six has just 1 standard-def channel which is reserved for the world cup, Neo/Ten are apparently barred by the BCCI and, even in India, the world cup will get more eyeballs than India A vs Bang. Gazi TV will have to eventually cave and accept whatever star sports offers.

  • on June 13, 2014, 0:42 GMT

    Obviously Gazi TV does not know Cost Accounting -- especially the concept of sunk cost. Cost (main part is what they pay B'Desh Cricket Board) is a SUNK cost. Whether they strike a deal with Star or anybody else does not change that. Getting some incremental revenue from anyone (in this case, Star) is BETTER than getting nothing! Wake up, please for your own sake! Of course, we cricket lovers will certainly benefit too.

  • kc69 on June 12, 2014, 22:47 GMT

    Who cares, we will check the score on espncricinfo if needed.

  • on June 12, 2014, 21:23 GMT

    can anyone tell me which channel will show in uk?is it still not clear?

  • on June 12, 2014, 21:00 GMT

    I think with the world cup starting, it would've been difficult to sell the rights especially with India sending a second string

  • on June 12, 2014, 19:56 GMT

    Interesting - BCCI has a problem with 10 Sports ! So what happens when India goes to NZ, ZA, WI ? No telecast for India viewers ?

  • Desihungama on June 12, 2014, 19:42 GMT

    I thought India as proclaimed leader of world cricket without having to contribute zilch since it's inception was looking to lead the world cricket and you are telling me there is not a single broadcaster in India to telecast the series. Ah, poor us. Who would have thought it coming? Read an eye opener by Ehsan Mani on CricInfo.

  • ladycricfan on June 12, 2014, 19:21 GMT

    Don't worry. There is always " cricinfo"!!!!!!!!!

  • on June 12, 2014, 17:35 GMT

    If no broadcaster gets rights in India, in my view DD will not get the feed as well.

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on June 12, 2014, 17:07 GMT

    No wonder. This is India A in disguise & I guess Indian fans hardly watch any A team tour on TV. And this less-experienced Indian team is gonna play against worst form Test nation of this year. It could've been different story if India would send at least 3/4 more regular national team players or BD would've been in form like 2012 & 13.

  • on June 12, 2014, 16:16 GMT

    The world cup shouldnt clash that much. Look online, there is many streaming websites.

  • on June 12, 2014, 16:12 GMT

    @StevieS: By "cost of the rights" Gazi TV is referring to the money they spent in purchasing the broadcasting rights from BCB. Usually TV channels have to subscribe to the rights holder, Gazi TV in this case, to be allowed to broadcast any match live.

  • on June 12, 2014, 16:03 GMT

    dont worry the only tv to show the match is DD NATIONAL ,,, all viewers can see

  • roversgate on June 12, 2014, 15:11 GMT

    DD Sports is always an option. It is not that they have to accept Star Sports. Plus what is taking them so long, isn't the series due to start this week? Do they really expect to get a lucrative deal 3 days before the start?

  • on June 12, 2014, 15:05 GMT

    Anyone know where this is gonna be broadcasted in the UK??

  • on June 12, 2014, 14:52 GMT

    vry gd but might be telecasted on dd

  • on June 12, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    I'm very disappointed, cricket sells big in India where it is a mass sport, I hope TEN Sports or NEO Sports will come ahead to broadcast this series in India!

  • StevieS on June 12, 2014, 14:36 GMT

    "That is too less in comparison to the cost of the rights," can someone explain what does that mean? Does it mean they think the rights are worth more than a million or is that less that the cost it takes for them to give them the TV feed?

  • CrICkeeet on June 12, 2014, 14:27 GMT

    Even i believe bangladeshi people r interested with FIFA WC than this series

  • baghels.a on June 12, 2014, 13:55 GMT

    May be if they start the matches early by 9.30 AM instead of the scheduled 13.00 local time perhaps then a Sony Six might pick up the rights otherwise they should accept the money offered by star.By changing the match timings to early star we can enjoy both cricket and football ...as for me i have a recorder so i can watch it at my convenience.

  • on June 12, 2014, 13:28 GMT

    why not have it on star sports

  • tanstell87 on June 12, 2014, 12:19 GMT

    let them telecast it on Doordarshan....dont want to miss Uthappa & Rahane against Bangaldesh in Bangaldesh..

  • on June 12, 2014, 12:00 GMT

    sony six has done the right thing bcoz they are telecasting fifa world cup

  • TNAmarkFromIndia on June 12, 2014, 11:59 GMT

    I was wondering why the series has not been advertised on any channel yet. The timing of it has hurt the BCB and Gazi TV more than anything. The BCB sold the rights too close to the beginning of the series and what's worse is that they're selling the rights of this series to Indian broadcasters separately rather than having a multi-year deal for all the home matches. If they were offering multi-year deals, there wouldn't be the issue of giving Ten Sports or Nimbus the television rights. Gazi TV have shot themselves in the foot and their best bet now might be Doordarshan.

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  • TNAmarkFromIndia on June 12, 2014, 11:59 GMT

    I was wondering why the series has not been advertised on any channel yet. The timing of it has hurt the BCB and Gazi TV more than anything. The BCB sold the rights too close to the beginning of the series and what's worse is that they're selling the rights of this series to Indian broadcasters separately rather than having a multi-year deal for all the home matches. If they were offering multi-year deals, there wouldn't be the issue of giving Ten Sports or Nimbus the television rights. Gazi TV have shot themselves in the foot and their best bet now might be Doordarshan.

  • on June 12, 2014, 12:00 GMT

    sony six has done the right thing bcoz they are telecasting fifa world cup

  • tanstell87 on June 12, 2014, 12:19 GMT

    let them telecast it on Doordarshan....dont want to miss Uthappa & Rahane against Bangaldesh in Bangaldesh..

  • on June 12, 2014, 13:28 GMT

    why not have it on star sports

  • baghels.a on June 12, 2014, 13:55 GMT

    May be if they start the matches early by 9.30 AM instead of the scheduled 13.00 local time perhaps then a Sony Six might pick up the rights otherwise they should accept the money offered by star.By changing the match timings to early star we can enjoy both cricket and football ...as for me i have a recorder so i can watch it at my convenience.

  • CrICkeeet on June 12, 2014, 14:27 GMT

    Even i believe bangladeshi people r interested with FIFA WC than this series

  • StevieS on June 12, 2014, 14:36 GMT

    "That is too less in comparison to the cost of the rights," can someone explain what does that mean? Does it mean they think the rights are worth more than a million or is that less that the cost it takes for them to give them the TV feed?

  • on June 12, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    I'm very disappointed, cricket sells big in India where it is a mass sport, I hope TEN Sports or NEO Sports will come ahead to broadcast this series in India!

  • on June 12, 2014, 14:52 GMT

    vry gd but might be telecasted on dd

  • on June 12, 2014, 15:05 GMT

    Anyone know where this is gonna be broadcasted in the UK??