Star Sports continues to strengthen its portfolio of cricket properties by acquiring broadcast and digital rights for all men’s and women’s international matches in New Zealand over the next three years.
The rights are for broadcast in the Indian subcontinent and South-East Asia. During this period, India will play a total of three Tests, 10 ODIs and three T20s in New Zealand. The new deal will kick off with West Indies tour of New Zealand on 1st December 2017.
A Star India spokesperson said, “Star Sports is proud to become the home for New Zealand Cricket in India. In recent years, the New Zealand cricket team has delivered a strong performance on the field, taking it to number one in the T20 rankings. With two India tours to New Zealand over the next two years, Indian sports fans are in for very exciting cricket on Star Sports.”
New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said, “We’re delighted to form this partnership with Star, India’s leading sports broadcaster, and a market-leader in the industry. It’s great to be aligned with such go-ahead, progressive broadcasters, well known for their innovative approach, and for putting fans and businesses first.”