Zee TV gets telecast rights of Afro-Asia Cup

Published: Tuesday, August 9, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:Zee Sports on Monday announced the successful acquisition of broadcasting rights for the inaugural Afro-Asian Cup Cricket competition to be held later this month in South Africa. The $100,000 series, comprising three matches, has been officially recognised by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The rights, which cover the Indian subcontinent, are the first bagged by the channel for telecasting cricket. "This acquisition is of vital strategic importance to Zee Sports considering the fact that cricket is a passion among the masses in India," Gary Lovejoy, Chief Operating Officer of Zee Sports said.

The inaugural match will be held on August 17 at Supersport Park Centurion, Pretoria. The next two matches will be held at Sahara Stadium, Kingsmead on August 20 and 21.

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