India in Bangladesh 2014 June 14, 2014

Star to broadcast Bangladesh ODIs

ESPNcricinfo staff
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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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  • on June 16, 2014, 10:21 GMT

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

  • ooper_cut on June 15, 2014, 9:38 GMT

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

  • pritamdas_circ 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!

  • 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.

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

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

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

    Hello they are bcasting this on WILLOW TV

  • on June 14, 2014, 19:15 GMT

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

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

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

  • DingDong420 on June 14, 2014, 18:56 GMT

    Is it being shown in the UK

  • starshubham 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

  • on June 16, 2014, 10:21 GMT

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

  • ooper_cut on June 15, 2014, 9:38 GMT

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

  • pritamdas_circ 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!

  • 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.

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

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

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

    Hello they are bcasting this on WILLOW TV

  • on June 14, 2014, 19:15 GMT

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

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

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

  • DingDong420 on June 14, 2014, 18:56 GMT

    Is it being shown in the UK

  • starshubham 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

  • on June 14, 2014, 17:48 GMT

    will the series be broadcasted in high-definition ...because gazi tv the host broadcasters donot hv the necessary options for HD broadcast...nywayz will it be broadcasted in HD in india?

  • on June 14, 2014, 17:16 GMT

    yeahhh......thnq star to brdcast d series.......i was feeling really bad that i would b mssing d series...........

  • starshubham on June 14, 2014, 16:57 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

  • on June 14, 2014, 16:49 GMT

    footbal is waste . cricket is great thankyou star sports

  • on June 14, 2014, 16:05 GMT

    World Cup Football is the greatest sports spectacle. Unfortunately it clashes with this India-Bangla series. I too am torn between what to see and what to miss.

  • soumyas on June 14, 2014, 16:04 GMT

    Lot of people in India are actually interested in this series because of new Indian team, they are eager to see how Uthappa,Rahane,Pujara,Saha perform but tired of seeing Rohit sharmas and Jadejas. we will be missing Dhoni's captaincy and Kohli's fluent batting thats for sure.

  • shibu85 on June 14, 2014, 16:03 GMT

    my pridictions india will win the series 2 -1

  • on June 14, 2014, 15:38 GMT

    woww.....good news....waiting for Robbie to fire....#Karnataka

  • on June 14, 2014, 15:07 GMT

    good to know that

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  • on June 14, 2014, 15:07 GMT

    good to know that

  • on June 14, 2014, 15:38 GMT

    woww.....good news....waiting for Robbie to fire....#Karnataka

  • shibu85 on June 14, 2014, 16:03 GMT

    my pridictions india will win the series 2 -1

  • soumyas on June 14, 2014, 16:04 GMT

    Lot of people in India are actually interested in this series because of new Indian team, they are eager to see how Uthappa,Rahane,Pujara,Saha perform but tired of seeing Rohit sharmas and Jadejas. we will be missing Dhoni's captaincy and Kohli's fluent batting thats for sure.

  • on June 14, 2014, 16:05 GMT

    World Cup Football is the greatest sports spectacle. Unfortunately it clashes with this India-Bangla series. I too am torn between what to see and what to miss.

  • on June 14, 2014, 16:49 GMT

    footbal is waste . cricket is great thankyou star sports

  • starshubham on June 14, 2014, 16:57 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

  • on June 14, 2014, 17:16 GMT

    yeahhh......thnq star to brdcast d series.......i was feeling really bad that i would b mssing d series...........

  • on June 14, 2014, 17:48 GMT

    will the series be broadcasted in high-definition ...because gazi tv the host broadcasters donot hv the necessary options for HD broadcast...nywayz will it be broadcasted in HD in india?

  • starshubham 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