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Board Of Control For Cricket In India Calls For Transparency In Awarding IPL Media Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 24 / 16

In a bid "to maintain transparency and fairness" in awarding the lucrative Indian Premier League media rights, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has told Sony Max "to join the bidding process with other interested bidders," according to the PTI. Sony Max "had the TV rights since IPL's incept...

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