View Full Version : External: New TV deal won’t earn BCB much!

September 19, 2006, 02:52 PM
Azad Majumder

The first year of the soon-to-be-struck television deal could fetch just $2.4 million for the Bangladesh Cricket Board, according to an estimate made by the local cricket body.
The BCB is due to pen a television deal, which is the main source of income for all Test-playing nations including Bangladesh, next month ahead of the November home series against Zimbabwe.
The BCB officials had earlier said that they expected not less than $20 million in five years from the future television deal, but the official estimation showed it has hardly any possibility.
The BCB made the calculation in its annual global budget for the financial year 2006-07, which will be presented to the councilors for approval in the upcoming October 3. Annual General Meeting.
It has already raised quite a few eyebrows among the councilors as the estimated figure shows that Bangladesh cricket could hardly improve its net value in the last five years.
Bangladesh earned $11.75 million from its first television deal, struck immediately after the country had been awarded Test status in June 26, 2000. It meant Bangladesh’s annual income from the first television agreement was $2.35 million, a little less than the current prediction.
Bangladesh will play 41 Tests and 105-132 ODIs up to 2012, a large chunk of which will be held on home soil. The BCB also planned to host at least three triangular tournaments with two involving India during the period.
Citing the figure, a councilor expressed his surprise over the estimated amount, made by the officials.
‘The number of matches suggests we should earn a far better amount with the future television deal than the previous one, though it is not going to be the case probably,’ said the BCB councilor.
‘When the first television deal was struck, we had been struggling in international cricket, but now we have started to win matches. So, we must get a higher price by selling television rights,’ he added.
In the annual global budget, the BCB also estimated to earn $1.2 million as participation money from next month’s ICC Champions Trophy while $2 million from the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean. [newAgeBD (http://www.newagebd.com/spt.html)]

If the news is true, whoever involved in the tv deal from BCB is not doing a good job I guess. But where is the accountability for their job performance, thats the real question.

September 19, 2006, 02:59 PM
What I don't understand is who is in charge of all these? They can't get a sponsor for the corporate league, NCL is already a joke and now this. They better clean their acts before all the good works done over the years goes away.

September 19, 2006, 03:55 PM
What the hell. Can somone tell me what's going on?

September 19, 2006, 08:32 PM
With which company BCB is trying to make a deal? Any idea?

September 19, 2006, 09:16 PM
Very bad...Seems like some guys are trying to convert BCB like same rubbish as BFF.I don't really understand what enjoyment these morons called officials get by chocking the development and pulling backwards.We badly need to put some right people at right places and gotta get the wheel moving forward.Otherwise, Allah na koruk, amader obostha Zim board er moto hoye jete pare.

September 19, 2006, 10:27 PM
I think BCB should go for a deal with shorter time period, as we are certainly heading to be a much better team in 2-3 years time than what we are today. That way, IF we can perform better in next couple of years, im sure BCB would be offered/negotiate much better deal.

Also our performance has been on the rise for last few years, and signing a deal anything less than 20 mill at this point should be a big mistake. That amount of money is mere a pocket change for the broadcasting companies who have hundreds of millions of dollars to play with.

Not really surprised that our board cant finalise anything at this point. Remember, this is the changing periods of our political time. So everyone is busy trying to struck their own personal deals and secure fate for the future, rather than working towards a common goal, ie, best for BD and her cricket.

Guess we have to wait and see what happens next.