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Eurosport seals CL T20 deal for another three years

MUMBAI: Eurosport has extended its deal with Star Sports to broadcast the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in the United Kingdom, Ireland and mainland Europe for three more years.

Star Sports holds the global commercial rights to CL T20 till 2017.

Eurosport will broadcast the 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions of the tournament to over 50 European countries featuring live, delayed and replay rights as well as the possibility for a catch-up TV service. The deal extends the association between Eurosport and Champions League cricket to seven years.

British Eurosport managing director David Kerr said, “Eurosport has shown the CLT20 since 2009 and it’s brought many new viewers to the channel, so extending the deal to 2016 gives us an opportunity to build the tournament and cricket awareness in general.”

The world’s premier club T20 competition will once again take place in India, with the venues confirmed as Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mohali and Raipur.

The tournament features top T20 teams from Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies. Matches begin on 13 September with the qualifiers and run through to the final in Hyderabad on 4 October.