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ICC strikes hat-trick of video highlights deals for Champions Trophy

The International Cricket Council, the global governing body for cricket, has agreed three video news highlights distribution deals for the upcoming 2013 Champions Trophy one-day international tournament.

International news agency Reuters News, digital sports media company Perform, and SNTV, the sports video news agency operated by the IMG agency and the Associated Press, have all agreed deals with the ICC.

The three companies will distribute news highlights from matches, press conferences, interviews and event-related stories to global broadcasters, who can then provide coverage via their broadcast and online platforms.

Campbell Jamieson, ICC commercial general manager, said: “These partnerships will ensure that news broadcasters and, through them, cricket fans around the world, will have access to match highlights and other event news.”

SNTV and Reuters News both have a longstanding relationship with the ICC, while Perform also worked with the governing body on the World Twenty20 competition last year.

The 2013 Champions Trophy takes place from June 6-23 in England and Wales.