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Sports Channel Network picks up UK rights to cricket tournaments

Sports Channel Network has acquired rights in the UK to the European Cricket League and the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes competitions.

SCN will produce short-form daily edits of the ECL across the channel and on social media, with a highlights programme to air later in August.

The ECL will feature eight champion clubs from domestic leagues in Europe, with participation from Denmark, France, Romania, Spain, Russia, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. The competition will debut at the La Manga Club in Spain from July 29-31.

SCN’s deal for the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes will see coverage of the 2019 event go live in the autumn. The six-a-side international tournament, which is organised by Cricket Hong Kong and sanctioned by the International Cricket Council, will be held at the Kowloon Cricket Club.

SCN is available in the UK on digital terrestrial television and via an online app. The platform is an OTT video-on-demand channel.

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