DSport acquires rights for tri-nation cricket in Sri Lanka

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DSport has acquired the India television rights for the tri-nation featuring India in Sri Lanka.

The 2018 Nidahas Trophy, which will be played between 15th and 30th March will see India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh fight it between them. Earlier, the Discovery owned sports channel had confirmed its acquisition of the Pakistan Super League 2018.

Discovery Communications India senior vice president and general manager South Asia Karan Bajaj said, “We are delighted to partner with the Sri Lankan Cricket board and showcase this important tourney to the cricket aficionados in India. Nidahas Trophy 2018 will also mark the first time when the Men in Blue will feature live on DSport. This will give a further fillip to the channel and bolster our efforts to showcase world class sporting events to our fans in the country.”

Sri Lanka Cricket Board president Thilanga Sumathipala added, “DSport is fast emerging as an important destination for premium sports in India. We are happy that cricket fans in India will join in and celebrate Sri Lanka’s 70th independence anniversary via Dsport. We look forward to a closely contested tournament.”

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