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South Africa’s SABC to sublicence Cricket World Cup from SuperSport

South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has agreed a sublicensing deal with pay-television broadcaster SuperSport for free-to-air rights to the forthcoming Cricket World Cup.

In a statement released on Monday, SABC said it will announce details of its broadcast schedule of matches shortly, but added that the deal with World Cup rights-holder SuperSport was concluded following “extensive negotiations”.

SABC said: “Some of these fixtures will be broadcast on a live basis and others, delayed and via highlights programmes.”

The 2019 World Cup takes place in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14, with South Africa taking on the host nation in the opening match on Thursday.

SABC held rights to the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand