Disney Star has won the rights to broadcast all ICC events for the Indian market from 2024 to 2027, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Saturday. Disney Star will be the home of all ICC cricket in India for the next four years. They have won the TV and digital rights of both men’s and women’s global events till the end of 2027, the ICC said in a statement.
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Earlier, in June, Disney had retained the IPL TV rights for INR 23,575 crore (which comes to INR 57.5 crore per match).
“As per information, Disney Star is paying around USD 3 billion for the rights,” a senior ICC Board member told PTI on the condition of anonymity.
“We are delighted to continue to partner with Disney Star as the home of ICC cricket for the next four years which has delivered an outstanding result for our Members and will support our ambitious growth plans. They will play a crucial role in the future of our sport and connecting and engaging with more fans than ever before.”ICC Chairman Greg Barclay said
Disney won following a single-round sealed bid process which has yielded a significant uplift to the rights fee from the previous cycle, continuing the impressive growth and reach of cricket, the apex body said.
K Madhavan, Country Manager & President of Disney Star said, “With the acquisition of the ICC Digital and TV broadcast rights, Disney Star has further strengthened its status as the premier destination for marquee cricket events in the country.”
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Disney Star has won the ICC rights will include the following:
- T20 World Cup 2024 in US & Caribbean
- Champions Trophy 2025 in Pakistan
- WTC Final 2025
- T20 World Cup 2026 in India
- WTC Final 2027
- ODI World Cup 2027 in SA
Star Sports has also the rights to the following big tournaments (Men’s):
- IPL 2023
- IPL 2024
- IPL 2025
- IPL 2026
- IPL 2027
- T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia
- ODI World Cup 2023 in India