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  • Sports Correspondent
  • 2nd August, 2021 10:55:47 PM
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Australia’s five-match Twenty20 International series against Bangladesh is unlikely to be broadcast in Australia by their pay-TV provider Foxtel.

Since Foxtel agreed to pay the majority share of a six-year $1.18 billion rights deal alongside Seven West Media to broadcast cricket in Australia in 2018, the network has continued to air overseas series played by the national team.

However, Foxtel’s television guide currently shows that the Fox Cricket channel will air live matches of The Hundred, an ongoing competition in England as well as the first Test between England and India this week.

The broadcasting of the recently-concluded Australia-West Indies series also came under serious doubt before Foxtel and Cricket West Indies signed the contract only two days before the first of the five-match T20I series.


However, it looks unlikely to be the same case in Bangladesh as any deal is yet to be signed till Monday.

“If the deal’s not done then Australian viewers will have to watch it (the T20I series) on the digital platform,” a Bangladesh Cricket Board official confirmed The Daily Sun on Monday.

Whether Foxtel manages or not to strike a deal for their Fox Cricket and Kayo platforms, the matches are going to be screened on the, a Sports YouTube channel, which has a long-running association with Bangladesh Cricket Board.

Meanwhile, BCB officials confirmed that DRS (decision review system) will be available during the five-match Twenty20 International series between Bangladesh and Australia, starting today at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.