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Pakistan PTV Sports secures five-year broadcasting rights for Cricket matches

Pakistan Television Sports (PTV Sports) and Dubai Ten Sports have bagged broadcasting rights for Pakistan matches for the next five years. The decision to sell the telecast rights of the cricket matches to the two channels was approved by Board of Governors from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

The current cycle for the rights begins from April 2015 and ends in early 2020.

Shaharyar M Khan, Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, had recently said that the board is devising a five-year strategic plan to improve cricket structure in the country. “The PCB’s five-year strategic plan, which will be presented to the Board of Governors at the next meeting, aims to streamline PCB’s planning related to a number of areas,” Khan said.

Back in 2008, Ten Sports had paid PCB around USD 140.5 million dollars for broadcasting rights for the matches. Last year, Dubai-based television network, Ten Sports won rights to telecast Pakistan’s home series against Australia and New Zealand for a reported USD5.4 million, according to a report by LiveMint.