Live telecast: BCCI committee meets tomorrow

Published: Wednesday, August 3, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:The ball will be set on roll for the bidding of Board Of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) telecast rights when the BCCI marketing committee meets to discuss the tender process here tomorrow.

Board president Ranbir Singh Mahendra will chair the meeting, the sole agenda of which will be to deliberate on the tender process for the TV rights of the matches to be held in India for the next four seasons.

The meeting assumes significance in the backdrop of reports that the BCCI has framed the terms and conditions of the tender so as to exclude Zee TV from bidding.

The BCCI is supposed to have made it mandatory that the bidder should have at least 3 years of experience in cricket telecast.

Zee had bid and won the telecast rights last year but BCCI cancelled it after ESPN-Star Sports filed a case against the Board in Mumbai High court.

Zee subsequently filed a case against the Board's decision in Supreme court. The apex court dismissed the appeal after a drawn out court battle.

Tomorrow's meeting will be attended by BCCI treasurer Jyoti Bajpai, joint secretary Gautam Dasgupta, vice-president Kamal Morarka, Rajeev Shukla, Ranga Reddy, C K Khanna and Chirayu Amin; members IS Bindra, Jagmohan Dalmiya and Arun Jaitely and legal advisor U N Baneerjee.

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