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Star Sports, Twitter secure CPL rights

Indian pay-television broadcaster Star Sports has acquired rights for the Caribbean Premier League, while social media platform Twitter has also struck a deal to show the Twenty20 cricket competition in a host of territories worldwide.

The 2018 CPL season got underway on Wednesday and Star Sports will show live coverage of all matches.

Star has agreed a two-season deal with the CPL which will also take in the 2019 edition of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Twitter will stream live coverage of the competition in India and 53 other countries around the world.

Twitter’s coverage in India will also include highlights clips through a partnership with Indian motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp, the CPL’s title sponsor. Hero will sponsor the live stream of all matches from the CPL, with coverage available to logged-in and logged-out users.

The likes of Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, David Warner and Steve Smith are all competing in this year’s CPL.