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ESPN STAR Sports acquires Broadcast Rights of KARP Group Hong Kong Cricket Sixes for 3 years


October 20, 2011 - New Delhi, Delhi, India

-- 2011 edition will feature 12 teams from all leading Cricket playing nations
-- Leading international stars including Sanath Jayasuriya, Herschelle Gibbs, Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzak and Jacob Oram to headline this year’s edition


ESPN STAR Sports, Asia’s leading sports broadcaster, has acquired the broadcast rights of Karp Group Hong Kong Cricket Sixes for a 3 year period starting with this edition. The rights cover non-standard TV, Internet as well as the mobile domain. This year the Karp Group Hong Kong Cricket Sixes 2011 will be played at the historic Kowloon Cricket Club from 28 to 30th October. STAR Cricket, the dedicated 24x7 cricket channel from the ESPN STAR Sports bouquet, will broadcast the action LIVE & exclusive on October 29 and 30th.

The 2011 edition of the tournament will have 12 teams. The All Stars have been drawn with Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Scotland in Pool A. Defending champions Australia are in Pool B with England, Bangladesh and Ireland while Pool C comprises last year’s losing finalists Pakistan, South Africa, India and Hong Kong.

Some of the leading stars who would be seen in action include Sanath Jayasuriya, Shahid Afridi, Shaun Tait, Herschelle Gibbs, Abdul Razzaq, Jacob Oram and the International Cricket Council’s Affiliate Player of the Year, Ryan Ten Doeschate of The Netherlands. The Indian team for the tournament is yet to be announced.

Broadcast Schedule of Karp Group Hong Kong Cricket Sixes Live & Exclusive on STAR Cricket

About Hong Kong Cricket Sixes

The Hong Kong Cricket Sixes is an annual international cricket tournament held at the Kowloon Cricket Club. Famed for its frenetic pace and thrilling high-scoring action, Hong Kong Cricket Sixes is one of the most entertaining and breathtaking of the international cricket events fully sanctioned by the International Cricket Council.

The Hong Kong Cricket Sixes is a tournament made for television, with rules and a venue that encourage aggressive batting and high scoring. Because every player (except the wicket-keeper) is required to bowl one over, the format suits all-rounders.

Source: Business Wire India

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