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Channel Ten wins TV rights to T20 Champions League

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18th September, 2013
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Channel Ten has announced that it has won the exclusive television rights to the Karbonn Smart Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament 2013 in Australia.

All 23 matches will be screened live on Ten and One, as well as the Ten Sports website.

The tournament, which boats two Big Bash League (BBL) teams, the Perth Scorchers and the Brisbane Heat, has prize money of $6m up for grabs.

Channel Ten’s Head of Sport, David Barham said: “We are very pleased to be able to deliver live coverage of the Karbonn Smart Champions League Twenty20 2013.”

Ten, which recently won the rights for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, will pay $100m over five years to broadcast the BBL as well.

The company missed out on rights for the Australian Football League, the National Rugby League, the Melbourne Cup Spring Racing Carnival, the Australian Golf Masters Golf and the Australian Open in recent months.

Ten previously broadcasted the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament from 2008-2010.

The likes of Damien Fleming, Adam Gilchrist, former skipper Ricky Ponting, West Indies legend Sir Viv Richards will join their commentary team.