CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) today welcomed the decision of SuperSport to share the TV broadcast rights for the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh with the SABC.
The tournament starts tomorrow with the Blue Label Telecoms Proteas playing their first match against Sri Lanka next Saturday, 22 March.
SuperSport has announced a sub-licence agreement with the SABC, enabling the public broadcaster to broadcast seven matches.
The agreement allows for the broadcast by the SABC of the opening game (Bangladesh versus Afghanistan), the four South African pool matches (starting with SA against Sri Lanka on March 22), one semi-final and the final, on April 6.
SuperSport will broadcast all 35 matches live and in High Definition.
"This agreement is fantastic news as the whole nation can enjoy the matches played by the Blue Label Telecoms Proteas," commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat, "and comes at a time when we are making great strides to grow the game in pursuit of our vision of making cricket a truly national sport.
"We have great partners and I would like to thank both broadcasters for making this agreement possible."