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Sky New Zealand seals Cricket World Cup rights

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has acquired the domestic rights to the 2015 Cricket World Cup tournament, which is being co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia.

Sky has been awarded the rights by pan-Asian pay-television broadcaster Star Sports, the International Cricket Council’s global media rights and broadcast partner.

Sky will provide live coverage of every World Cup game. The broadcaster said that its national free-to-air channel Prime would offer coverage of the tournament with further details set to be revealed at a later stage.

Sky is a long-term partner of the ICC and as well as the 2015 World Cup, it will also screen live coverage of the World Twenty20 and U-19 World Cup competitions next year.