India in Bangladesh 2014 June 14, 2014

Star to broadcast Bangladesh ODIs

ESPNcricinfo staff

The uncertainty over whether the Bangladesh-India series will be broadcast in India ended a day before the first ODI, when the BCB announced Star Sports will telecast the games. Gazi TV, who had claimed the media rights until 2020, inked the deal on Saturday night.

Salahuddin Chowdhury, CFO and head of operations of Gazi Group, said there had been an issue with "some terms and conditions," which contributed to the delay. Bound by a non-disclosure agreement, he could only offer that "Star will be broadcasting the first ODI tomorrow," and will continue coverage for the next two.

Gazi TV had sought out Star and Sony Six to ensure the series was available in India. But Star's bid of less than a million dollars had been deemed too low and the World Cup left Sony Six with no space to fit the series.

Nazmul Hassan, the BCB president, explained the weight an India series carried while selling the media rights, and offered to lend some assistance. "Gazi TV has written to us that they cannot find a buyer, essentially a broadcaster for the India series. It is probably because of the FIFA World Cup, as TV channels are running on a particular schedule. The India series, according to our valuation makes up about 50 to 60% of the media rights."

The week-long tour to Bangladesh was announced only a month ago and, with India resting marquee names like MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, interest from broadcasters was low.

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  • Dummy4 on June 16, 2014, 10:21 GMT

    great star have faith in you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • John on June 15, 2014, 9:38 GMT

    Good job STAR. My faith in you is in tact.

  • Pritam on June 15, 2014, 6:50 GMT

    Thank you Star for getting the rights but DD NATIONAL doesnt seem to be broadcasting it via Star (they mostly Do)... Wish they did :)

    Looking forward to this series.. Indian kids should leave no stone unturned to utilize this given opportunity!

  • Dummy4 on June 15, 2014, 6:44 GMT

    Will someone tell me on which channel i can see this india vs bangladesh one days? i checked Star sports 1,2,3,4 schedule but they are not showing any cricket today.

  • krishna on June 15, 2014, 3:13 GMT

    wwe gets more trp rate than footbal wc in can one say that because of fifa world cup people of india wont watch cricket will never ever beat cricket in india....come on broadcasters do not confuse yourselves...

  • Aashrith on June 14, 2014, 21:33 GMT

    Hello they are bcasting this on WILLOW TV

  • Dummy4 on June 14, 2014, 19:15 GMT

    Wish Star Sports broadcasts every cricket match. Their presentation is way superior than the rest.

  • Deepak on June 14, 2014, 19:09 GMT

    just loving to see the BD ripped again in pieces. Robbie and Raina should demolish them....

  • Dal on June 14, 2014, 18:56 GMT

    Is it being shown in the UK

  • shubham on June 14, 2014, 18:24 GMT

    Excited by this broadcast confirmation and now it will be a complete sporting sungay cricket from 12-9 and soccer from 9-4 really overjoyed

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