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Amazon plans to purchase ICC media rights for the cycle 2024–31


The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) media rights have caught the attention of American e-commerce giant Amazon. Reports state that one event per year is appropriate for the company’s business plan under the ICC media rights tender. They had intended to offer annual subscriptions, and they have now been given the go-ahead to submit a bid for the rights.

The ICC rights are for the cycle 2024–31, and during the past month or two, Amazon has spoken with the cricket governing body many times. After gatherings in the United States (US), India, and the United Arab Emirates, the most recent one was held in the UK in June (UAE).

According to Cricbuzz, it has been reported that the US company wants to partner with a broadcaster so they may submit a composite offer.

The e-commerce firm has been establishing a presence in the sports media sector, and most recently, Prime Videos in the UK obtained the rights to the Champions League, the top club football competition in Europe. Beginning with the 2024–25 season, BT Group and it will split the media rights. The US Open tennis tournament and the English Premier League, one of the most well-known football leagues in the world, have already started to be streamed.

Reports: Possible relationship with Sony and Zee

Despite representatives from the two TV firms dismissing any possibility, the reports state that a partnership with Zee or Sony has not been completely ruled out. In the meantime, following a meeting of the Apex Council in Mumbai, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has officially ended a 16-year dispute with the Zee group.

It was “RESOLVED THAT BCCI shall enter into a memorandum of settlement with Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (“Zee”) with respect to the ongoing dispute arising out of the Agreement dated April 12, 2006 entered between BCCI and Zee and currently pending before the Madras High Court and Bombay High Court,” according to a statement.

The statement went on to say that “any claims, counterclaims and/or disputes of whatever sort between BCCI and Zee arising under the Agreement dated 12 April 2006 shall stand satisfied” in accordance with the memorandum of settlement.

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T20 WORLD CUP 2024 POINTS TABLE

GROUP A

TEAMMWLPTNRR
IND43071.137
USA42150.127
PAK42240.294
CAN4123-0.493
IRE4031-0.594

GROUP B

TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS44082.791
ENG42153.611
SCOT42151.255
NAM4132-2.529
OMA4040-3.062

GROUP C

TEAMMWL PTNRR
WI44083.257
AFG43161.835
NZ42240.415
UGA4132-4.510
PNG4040-1.268

GROUP D

TEAMMWLPTNRR
SA44080.470
BAN43160.616
SL41230.863
NED4132-1.358
NEP4031-0.542

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