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LPL 2020: Sony Pictures Networks And Sky Sports Clinch Broadcasting Deal

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Though Lanka Premier League (LPL) goes beneath a number of setbacks which has threatened the cancellation of the league, it has bagged the broadcasting deal. Sony Footage Networks (SPN) India has obtained the unique pay tv & IPTV broadcast rights for LPL 2020 in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan & Maldives and non-exclusive FTA rights for a similar international locations excluding Sri Lanka.

Geo and PTV have received the telecast rights in Pakistan. World sports activities broadcasting large Sky Sports activities have received the rights for the UK whereas state-owned Impartial Tv Community (ITN) has received the rights to telecast matches in Sri Lanka.

Speaking concerning the partnership, Rajesh Kaul, Chief Income Officer, Distribution and Head — Sports activities Enterprise, Sony Footage Networks India, in an announcement, mentioned: “We share a long-standing relationship with the Sri Lanka Cricket board and because the rights holders of Sri Lanka Cricket, it is a pure extension. There may be by no means sufficient cricket for India and the Lanka Premier League is an effective model of cricket that’s set to function many sub-continent gamers making it a really enticing addition to our cricket portfolio.

“Sony Footage Networks India is the premier vacation spot for the perfect of worldwide cricket and for us, it’s not nearly broadcasting an occasion nevertheless it’s about bringing individuals nearer to the sport. We’re extraordinarily completely satisfied to say that with Lanka Premier League we might be bringing that model of cricket for our viewers in India.”

Sky Sports activities, Director of Cricket, Bryan Henderson acknowledged, “Sky Sports activities are delighted to be broadcasting the Lanka Premier League this 12 months because the urge for food for T20 cricket grows throughout the globe. Sri Lankans have at all times performed an thrilling model of limited-overs cricket and we look ahead to seeing extra expertise emerge from this match in addition to following many different stars from around the globe.”

LPL 2020 to start from November 26:

Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga. Picture Credit score: Getty Photos.

Increasingly more troubles are brewing within the inauguration version of LPL. Sohail Tanvir and Ravinderpal Singh, who was set to function within the league, have examined optimistic for the coronavirus. In distinction, Chris Gayle, Lasith Malinga, Sarfaraz Khan and another gamers have withdrawn from the league resulting from their respective private causes.

LPL 2020 will span for 21 days throughout which 23 Matches, together with eight double-headers, might be performed. A complete of 5 groups will function. Colombo Kings and Kandy Tusker will play the season opener on November 26 on the Mahinda Rajapaksa Worldwide Cricket Stadium. The grand finale might be performed on December 16.

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