SABC claims World T20 rights

South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has acquired rights for the 2014 International Cricket Council World Twenty20 tournament in a sublicensing deal with SuperSport, the pay-television broadcaster that operates in sub-Saharan Africa.

The deal covers a total of seven matches.

The SABC will broadcast the opening match of the tournament between host Bangladesh and Afghanistan on Sunday plus the four South Africa pool matches, one semi-final and then the final on April 6.

SuperSport will broadcast all 35 matches live.