BCB unable to find any broadcasters for home series against New Zealand

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The BCB have not had a regular broadcast partner since March 2012

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have revealed that they have been unable to find any bidders for the broadcast rights that are up for grabs for their upcoming home series against New Zealand in October.

The board floated a tender on July 15 and till today they have not received even a single bid from any broadcast companies.

“There were no bids within the given deadline,” BCB acting CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said. “We have extended the deadline now, and are also in discussion with companies who have called us during the last two weeks in regards to the TV rights. We will stay in discussion with them and talk to those who apply for the tender too.”

During their last home series, which was against the West Indies, every match was shown on Channel 9 after its parent organisation Virgo Media Ltd bought the broadcasting rights for $50,000.

The BCB have not had a regular broadcasting partner since they absolutely botched their six-year deal with Nimbus in March 2012.

In August last year, the BCB decided to float a tender for a TV deal, which they announced would last from November 2012 to April 2016.

However, after getting a few measly responses, the BCB decided to extend the deadline on two different occasions.

But, once again, not many parties were interested, and those who were, offered to pay far less than the BCB were expecting to receive.

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