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SABC catches Cricket World Cup rights

South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has acquired rights for the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The broadcaster will show live coverage of 30 of the tournament’s one-day internationals, including two quarter-finals, one semi-final and the final.

The rights will be exploited on the SABC3 channel, with the tournament running from February 13 to March 29.

In December, the SABC acquired rights for live coverage of all South Africa national team home matches for three years, from 2014-15 to 2016-17.