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April 15, 2005, 08:43 PM
soon the cricket lover's gonna enjoy cricket all the 24 hour..if the plan of bcci led by the shrewd fency-mia (after seeing the recent torrents of gaja related posts here in this forum, i opted to rename... dalmia...sure he does posses so many fancy business ideas/dreams) ever materialise.

India's cricket board is planning to launch its own 24-hour television channel that promises revenues of 3.65 billion dollars for its first five years and an end to all legal wrangles over telecast rights.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is currently embroiled in a court case filed by Zee Telefilms which was denied the rights last year despite being the highest bidder of 308 million dollars for the next five years.

The BCCI cancelled Zee's rights when the rival Disney-Murdoch owned ESPN-Star Sports challenged Zee's suitability to telecast matches. Public broadcaster Doordarshan was given the rights on a series-to-series basis.

A study conducted by two state units -- the Rajasthan Cricket Association and the Punjab Cricket Association -- said the channel, if floated by the BCCI, can boost the game's infrastructure in the cricket-crazy nation of over one billion people.

The introduction of a 24-hour pay channel exclusively dedicated to cricket will see one single channel airing at least 29 Tests and 43 one-day internationals every year, the study says.


Edited on, April 16, 2005, 1:46 AM GMT, by guy_zin.

April 20, 2005, 06:52 AM
29 Tests and 43 one-day internationals every year

How is it possible. Currently, all the rights for games of other countries are given to Tensports and ESPN-Star sports..

BCCI have only rights to the games played in India..

It would be nice to see 24 hour cricket channel.

I hope there would be more 20-20 matches in Indian domestic cricket and the ODI and 20-20 matches be played in color cloths if they are telecasting in 24 hour cricket channel BCCI.

Also the domestic cricket should be played in good grounds. Some of the domestic cricket grounds are not up to the standard.

India can call developing countries like Scotland, Holland, Namibia etc to tour to India and play against India A team and the counties..

this will add a dimension

May 6, 2005, 10:39 AM
Twenty Twenty was a great sucess in Pakistan domestic cricket lately attracting huge crowd.

May 6, 2005, 12:26 PM
twenty twenty is a good concept only if it is played once in a year. but if it is played many times in a year then the fun will go away. and as many have said this is going to be very discouraging for bowlers. because its usually for the batsman for whom teams are going to win the matches. its hardly going to be for the bowlers.

May 6, 2005, 12:27 PM
moreover as this is not a full match any batsman can actually get some runs but may be that good. because he doesnt have to stay their the whole day. maybe if he is told to play the whole day then he will just suck. so there is a chance to be the hero in a very short time. which again lowers the quality of the game.