In March, BCCI completed a five-year media rights deal with Star Sports. Currently, no broadcaster has the right to telecast India’s home games. The cricket board in India has recently announced that they have invited tenders for the men’s team’s rights with a reduced price of 45 crores per match.
The board would have to finalise a broadcaster before the home bilateral series against Australia. Meanwhile, in the latest events, cricbuzz reported that the Roger Binny-led board informed the bidders that they would not have to pay extra bucks to stream women’s games, as it will be included in the men’s package for no extra cost.
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Notably, the decision comes after the WPL media rights were sold for a whopping 951 crores. The fans were left surprised by BCCI’s decision not to invite different tenders for women’s games. The viewers bashed the board and called them ‘discriminatory’. Here are some of the reactions.
Meanwhile, India’s men’s team will host Australia for a three-match ODI series from September 22 – 27.