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WICB ask TV stations to secure NZ series rights

 The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) yesterday urged regional broadcasters to secure the TV broadcast rights for the ongoing West Indies versus New Zealand Test, ODI and T20 series.

The WICB said yesterday by press release that they recognise the current financial climate is a difficult one, and that fans are disheartened at not being able to see the regional team play.

“From the responses there are legions of fans who are desirous of viewing the matches and that represents obvious interest and demand,” the statement said.

“Through its broadcast rights deal with TAJ TV the WICB has played a major role in ensuring that when the West Indies team plays at home the television broadcast is provided to CMC free-to-air partner stations so that fans can view the matches live.”

The Board also reiterated that it does not own the broadcast rights for the series, and hoped TV companies would intervene.

“Contrary to some misinformation, the WICB does not own or control the broadcast rights for the West Indies v New Zealand series or any series played outside the region.

“The WICB looks forward to cricket fans being able to view the matches on television with the favourable consideration and intervention of television companies.”

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