Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Monday announced signing a new broadcast deal with the Sky New Zealand for its matches. The board signed a long-term deal with the broadcasting company for covering all the exclusive matches of the West Indies team at home.
As per the new deal, Sky New Zealand will have all the digital as well as television rights including the Sky Go mobile app and on Sky Now streaming application.
That means the broadcasting giant will broadcast all the regional tournaments including the upcoming and future’s CG Insurance Super50 Cup between West Indies and Sri Lanka. The series between West Indies and Sri Lanka will comprise of three T20Is, as many ODIs, followed by two Test matches.
“CWI is pleased to announce that we will be doing business with another leading sports broadcaster, Sky New Zealand. We are continuing to ensure an expanding worldwide coverage of the exciting West Indies brand of international and regional cricket.”CWI President, Ricky Skerritt said:
Johnny Grave, CEO of CWI, welcomed the new agreement and said:
“This landmark long-term agreement with Sky New Zealand’s leading sports broadcaster will ensure West Indies matches and New Zealand tours of the West Indies can be watched live on TV and mobile devices. This partnership delivers on our strategy to deliver the best of West Indies cricket to fans all over the world.”
Sophie Moloney, CEO Sky New Zealand said:
“The West Indies have always delivered some of the most exciting and explosive cricket, appreciated by fans around the world. New Zealand cricket lovers are no exception, and we look forward to continuing our fantastic relationship on behalf of our customers.”She added.