Hero CPL inks deal Down Under
The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and Fox Sports Australia recently announced a new partnership, which will deliver live coverage to Australian cricket fans over the next four years.
Beginning yesterday, with David Warner's St Lucia Stars against reigning champions, Trinbago Knight Riders, Fox Sports will provide exclusively live, ad-break free during play and HD coverage of all 34 games.
Of note, a number of Aussies will feature in the two-month competition, with Warner joined by Steve Smith, playing for the Barbados Tridents, Chris Lynn, Ben Cutting and Chris Green.
Some of the best cricket talent from the Caribbean will be on show with the likes of Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo and Daren Sammy. Plus, there will be an array of global cricket superstars joining the biggest party in sport, with the likes of Brendon McCullum, Imran Tahir and Shoaib Malik.
Speaking about the deal with Fox Sports, Pete Russell, COO of the Hero CPL ,said: "We are delighted to have signed a long-term commitment with Fox Sports Australia. It is exciting for the Hero CPL to be partnering with a broadcaster whose reputation for delivering high quality cricket coverage is globally recognised. So we are thrilled that Fox Sports will be our home for the next four years."
Head of Fox Sports Peter Campbell, said: "Fans love the excitement and action the T20 format delivers. And with so many Aussies competing in this year's Hero CPL, including Steve Smith and Dave Warner, there is going to be plenty of interest.
"The tournament adds to our extensive line-up of the best local and international cricket, as we gear up to deliver a massive summer of action. Every men's Test, ODI, T20 and BBL match played in Australia, plus more women's cricket, will be shown live, with no ad-breaks during play on a dedicated channel, Fox Cricket."