T20 Big Bash League - KFC

Champions League heads to Ten

13/9/2013 03:00 AM
Winners are grinners

Network Ten today announced that it had won the exclusive television rights in Australia for the Karbonn Smart Champions League Twenty20 2013.

With over 23 matches airing live on TEN and ONE from Saturday, September 21, all matches will also be streamed live on www.tensport.com.au.

Bringing together the greatest players to compete for the title of the World’s Best T20 team and $6 million in prizemoney, the competition will also boast two Big Bash League teams: the Perth Scorchers and the Brisbane Heat.

World-class players including Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo and Brendon McCullum will join Australian stars Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Shane Watson and Simon Katich in the month-long competition in India.

The announcement of this exclusive Australian television broadcast further cements Network Ten’s commitment to cricket, including the KFC T20 Big Bash League.

Network Ten Head of Sport, David Barham, said: “We are very pleased to be able to deliver live coverage of the Karbonn Smart Champions League Twenty20 2013.

“Further cementing our commitment to cricket, we look forward to helping grow T20 cricket by showing games live and on free-to-air televisions for all Australians to enjoy.”

Under a licensing agreement with Star Sports, Anurag Dahiya, from STAR Sports, said: “We are absolutely delighted to enter into a relationship with Network Ten for this marquee event. We look forward to working closely with them to give cricket fans in Australia a world-class television event.”

Network Ten’s coverage of the Karbonn Smart Champions League Twenty20 will start on Saturday, September 21, with coverage of the tournament on TEN and ONE – live, in prime time and on free-to-air television.