Australia’s Bangladesh tour starts without TV coverage at home

First Twenty20 match between Bangladesh and Australia at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on August 3, 2021. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

The first match of an Australian cricket tour of Bangladesh took place yesterday without live television or streaming coverage in Australia, something that has happened only once or twice in recent decades.

Australian media reported that talks between the sellers of the rights and broadcasters, including pay-television broadcaster Foxtel and free-to-air broadcasters, failed to produce a deal.

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