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SABC agrees CSA deal for South Africa’s home international season

South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has agreed a deal with the Cricket South Africa governing body to provide live coverage of all national team matches during the forthcoming 2013-14 home international season.

The deal covers South Africa’s Test series against India and Australia, One-Day Internationals against Pakistan and India and Twenty20 matches against Pakistan and Australia.

CSA will also provide the SABC with regular content for its various magazine shows.

CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat said: “Free-to-air TV coverage and SABC radio has always been important for us to take the game to every corner of our country as we pursue our vision of making cricket a truly national sport.

"Cricket needs the SABC and I would like to thank all those involved in securing this agreement for the benefit of not only both parties, but especially for our fans.”

South Africa’s home international season begins with a Twenty20 game against Pakistan on November 20 in Johannesburg and ends with the last of three T20 matches against Australia in Centurion on March 14.