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Getty Images named as ICC's official photo agency until 2012

Dubai, May 8 (UNI) The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that Getty Images will be its official photographic agency for the next four years.

The deal, which will run up to April 2012, means that Getty Images will cover all ICC events in that time including the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, which will be jointly hosted by India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Other events included as part of the deal are the ICC World Twenty20, ICC Champions Trophy, ICC Women's World Cup, ICC U/19 Cricket World Cup, ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers and the ICC World Cricket League.

Getty Images will also be responsible for providing coverage of the annual ICC Awards ceremonies for the duration of the contract as well as various ICC corporate social responsibility activities and important ICC meetings and media conferences.

The ICC will also have access to Getty Images' extensive library of cricket images during the term agreed. There will also be a provision whereby ICC sponsors can use certain images shot by Getty Images during tournaments to promote their support of ICC events.

By the terms of the agreement, Getty Images has also undertaken to provide a dedicated ICC-branded media manager support site enabling 24-hour access to images by the ICC and its commercial partners.


Story first published: Thursday, May 8, 2008, 21:04 [IST]
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