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SABC seals long-term South Africa national cricket team deal

South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has acquired rights for live television coverage of all South Africa national cricket team home matches.

The deal with Cricket South Africa, the sport’s national governing body, will run for three years, from 2014-15 to 2016-17.

The SABC, which also acquired radio rights, will additionally show a weekly magazine programme.

The deal will cover future international series against New Zealand in 2015, England in 2015-16, Australia in 2016, New Zealand in 2016 and Sri Lanka in 2016-17.

The agreement was struck after the SABC and Cricket South Africa sealed a one-year deal for home matches covering the 2013-14 international season.