Star Sports has acquired broadcast rights for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for the Indian market, taking the deal away from Sony Pictures Networks.
Based on a two-year agreement, Star Sports will broadcast 34 matches in tournament when it gets underway on 8th August 2018. The tournament also features’s Shah Rukh Khan’s Trinbago Knight Riders, and Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo and Daren Sammy.
CPL COO Pete Russell said, “Star Sports have a significant reach so we are delighted that the Hero CPL will be shown on Star’s TV network as well as Hotstar for the next two years. There are a huge number of star players from the IPL joining the CPL in 2018, giving fans in India another chance to watch their favourite cricketers in action.”
A spokesperson for Star India added, “Star Sports is proud to become the home for the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The inclusion of CPL to our existing, illustrious bouquet of T20 leagues is a step forward in our endeavour to bring the best of cricketing action to fans in India. The upcoming edition of CPL starting 9 August will offer action packed games every fan can enjoy.”