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Amazon’s push for New Zealand Cricket rights in India stirred the local media-rights market, helping the board secure a strong deal with the ecommerce giant. But the market does not expect Amazon to move quickly into sports rights in India – instead, it anticipates the same careful approach the company has used in other territories it has entered.

Six second-tier cricket boards are facing difficult market conditions as they attempt to sell their global rights, with existing problems exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Two scheduled India tours has helped the Pitch International agency finally sell New Zealand Cricket rights in the Indian subcontinent after three years without a deal.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has paid a significantly increased fee to hold on to New Zealand’s domestic cricket rights, facing one rival bidder and the threat of new market entrants.

Sports data and technology company Stats Perform has retained one of its key cricket clients in a new agreement with the sport’s governing body in New Zealand.
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ESPN+, the Disney-owned OTT streaming service, has retained its rights in the US market to top international cricket played in New Zealand in a new long-term agreement with the sport’s governing body i…

Amazon has acquired the exclusive media rights in India for international cricket matches played in New Zealand in a deal covering the Southern Hemisphere summer cricket seasons from 2020-21 to 2025-26

Indian pay-television broadcaster Star Sports and New Zealand Cricket have failed to reach agreement on the renewal of their rights deal, according to a report