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Nimbus, Fox Sports tie-up for Indo-Aussie Test series coverage

Mumbai, Apr 15 (UNI) Nimbus Sport International today announced an agreement with FOX SPORTS to provide exclusive live coverage of the four Test matches to be played during Australia's upcoming tour of India in October this year.

FOX SPORTS will cover all the four Test matches of the series live. The first Test will be played in Bangalore from October 9. The tour itinerary will then take the two sides to Mohali, Delhi and Nagpur. The series rates amongst the most highly anticipated in cricket history after India's action packed tour of Australia earlier this year, a release stated.

Nimbus Sport International Vice President Thomas Klingebiel said, ''We are delighted to extend our partnership with FOX SPORTS, to bring Australian viewers coverage of their favourite sport. We hope that cricket fans will enjoy an exciting and competitive series, and anticipate that this event will generate unprecedented audience interest both in Australia and beyond.'' FOX SPORTS CEO David Malone said, ''In securing the broadcast rights to this series, FOX SPORTS continues its tradition of providing Australian viewers with the opportunity to watch the Australian cricket team on tour. Over the past ten years, FOX SPORTS has been the only place to see the Australian cricket team compete overseas, other than in World Cup or The Ashes.'' Nimbus acquired the global media rights to India's home matches from the Board of Control for Cricket in India in 2006 for the four year period until March 2010. During this term, the Australian cricket team will tour India for the above Test series and once more for a seven ODI series in October 2009, the release added.


Story first published: Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 17:05 [IST]
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