India in Bangladesh 2014 June 12, 2014

No broadcaster in India yet for Bangladesh series

ESPNcricinfo staff

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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  • Dummy4 on June 14, 2014, 10:40 GMT

    not yet confirmed that STAR and/or DD will Broadcast

  • Android on June 14, 2014, 9:45 GMT

    thank to star and dd channel for broadcasting the match

  • Android 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

  • Dummy4 on June 14, 2014, 8:08 GMT

    It confirmed start sport swill telecast all the three matches

  • Dummy4 on June 14, 2014, 7:25 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 on June 14, 2014, 6:06 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 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

  • Micah 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?

  • Swami 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.

  • Android 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

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