WICB statement on television coverage of West Indies v New Zealand series

St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board joins with cricket fans in the region in encouraging television companies operating in the Caribbean to secure the television broadcast rights for the ongoing West Indies v New Zealand Test, ODI and T20 series.

While the WICB recognizes that there continues to be a challenging financial climate regionally, cricket fans have been disheartened that they are not able to see the West Indies team play against New Zealand. From the responses there are legions of fans who are desirous of viewing the matches and that represents obvious interest and demand.

Through its broadcast rights deal with TAJ TV the WICB has played a major role in ensuring that when the West Indies team plays at home the television broadcast is provided to CMC free-to-air partner stations so that fans can view the matches live.

Contrary to some misinformation, the WICB does not own or control the broadcast rights for the West Indies v New Zealand series or any series played outside the region.

The WICB looks forward to cricket fans being able to view the matches on television with the favourable consideration and intervention of television companies.

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