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Media Notes: MP & Silva Extends Worldwide Partnership With MLS
Published September 13, 2012
CRICKET COVERAGE: ESPN3 will present exclusive live coverage of the World Twenty20 Championship in the U.S., making it available to 73 million households nationwide at no additional cost to fans. In addition to delivering all the action on the pitch live from Sri Lanka, ESPNcricinfo will provide extensive coverage throughout the event from a team of seasoned experts and analysts globally and across platforms. ESPN3 will carry complete coverage of the World Twenty20 Championship in the U.S. exclusively live from Sri Lanka. The multi-screen sports network will feature every match of the tournament, as well as the warm-up match between India vs. Pakistan on Sept.17 (ESPN). ... Nimbus, one of India's leading TV marketing companies, "has been approached by the Pakistan Cricket Board." PCB source Harish Thawani said that "the Nimbus CEO met the PCB officials recently" in Lahore. Thawani said, "Obviously the discussions were relating to the broadcasting rights" (PAKISTAN TODAY, 9/12). ... The ICC launched the official event website for the ICC World Twenty20 2012, which will be staged in Sri Lanka between Sept. 18 and Oct. 7. The site will include tournament information, video match highlights and exclusive behind the scenes interviews with all of the teams and leading players. The site is accessible at www.icc-cricket.com (ICC).