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Internal conflict likely to lead off-screen of Bangladesh-West Indies series

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 7 June, 2022 12:00 AM
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An internal conflict between Total Sports Marketing and Consortium can deny Bangladeshi fans watching the upcoming series between Bangladesh and West Indies live on TV channels.

Total Sports Marketing, also known as TSM has bought the TV rights of the upcoming series between Bangladesh and West Indies, consisting of two Tests, three T20Is and three ODIs.

The series is scheduled to start with the first Test on June 16 in Antigua while the last game of the tour – the third ODI between the two teams – is scheduled on July 16 in Guyana.

In the past, Consortium bought ‘feed’ from TSM and then T Sports and GTV broadcast the matches live on their channels.

However, due to some internal mismanagement, Consortium isn’t ready to buy the ‘feed’ from TSM this time around which makes the whole situation complicated.

An official close to the development of the matter informed The Daily Sun that T Sports, the first and only sports TV channel in the country, showcased their interest to buy ‘feed’ directly from TSM to air the series live.

But due to some official issues, they couldn’t go ahead with the proposal.

“Now it’s up to the Bangladesh Cricket Board to take an initiative to sit with TSM and Consortium so that they can solve the matter for the interest of Bangladeshi fans,” an official close to the development told The Daily Sun on Monday. The same sort of incident occurred during Bangladesh’s last away series in New Zealand but the matter was resolved just a few days before the start of the series.