West Indies vs England: Broadcast dispute to cost Cricket West Indies

first_img Asian News International St LuciaMarch 5, 2019UPDATED: March 5, 2019 10:50 IST Jason Holder will lead West Indies in a three-match T20I series at home against England (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBroadcasters Sky have declined to pay for the two-match T20I series between England and the West IndiesSky are arguing that they have paid a heavy amount for the rest of the tour which was originally scheduled to contain just one T20IThe matches will still be brodcasted in the UK. Cricket West Indies could refuse to allow Sky access to their picturesCricket West Indies look all set to take a substantial financial hit after Sky declined to pay for the two T20I games in St Kitts this weekend.The value of such type of games is usually around US$1million each, but neither of the matches were part of the package that was agreed when the broadcast deal was made several years ago resulting in the reluctance of Sky to pay anywhere near that amount, as per ESPN Cricinfo.Sky are arguing that they have paid a heavy amount for the rest of the tour which was originally scheduled to contain just one T20I.The matches will still be brodcasted in the UK. Cricket West Indies could refuse to allow Sky access to their pictures. The board is providing the cameras, the crew and the feed, they are prepared to compromise their relationship with either their sponsors or theSt Kitts government meaning Sky could end up broadcasting the games for next to no cost.If this happens, Cricket West Indies could live stream the matches on Youtube, Twitter and through their own website.The series against England has not been a smooth ride for West Indies management as they delayed the announcement of the T20 squad after some board members resisted the decision to retain the ODI squad under Jason Holder as captain. West Indies were able to hold off England in a fivematch ODI series at 2-2.The team would be hoping to win the series against England in the T20 format. West Indies takes on England in the first T20I of the three-match series on Wednesday, March 06 at St Lucia.advertisementAlso Read | Nagpur ODI: MS Dhoni returns to happy hunting ground amid strong form vs AustraliaAlso Read | West Indies will be a threat to all teams at 2019 World Cup: Dwayne BravoAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow West Indies vs EnglandFollow T20I seriesFollow cricket broadcastersFollow Sky West Indies cricket West Indies vs England: Broadcast dispute to cost Cricket West IndiesWest Indies will host England for a three-match T20I series, starting March 5 in St Lucia. According to the original schedule, the two teams were scheduled to meet in only one T20Iadvertisementlast_img

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