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The Asian Cricket Council earned a big increase in the value of its media rights in a lucrative eight-year deal with pay-television broadcaster Star India.

Media rights clips from January 21 to February 3

Weak returns for the Masters Champions League, a Twenty20 tournament contested by cricket legends and hosted in the UAE, may reflect an Indian market reaching saturation with the format

Media rights clips from December 17 to January 20

The chequered history of cricket’s Bangladesh Premier League contributed to a reduced rights fee on the Indian subcontinent for the competition, which is returning after a one-year hiatus.

FOOTBALL Football: International pay-television broadcaster ESPN extended a rights deal in Brazil for the English top-tier Premier League club competition

Sky paid a significant fee to secure rights to England’s tour of Bangladesh in 2016. The deal ensures Sky has rights to all England international cricket for the next two years.

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky last week bought rights to the upcoming England v Pakistan cricket series in an attempt to shore up its cricket content.

Media rights clips from August 27 to September 9

UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport this week blindsided its main rival Sky by picking up Ashes cricket rights, paying a rights-fee increase of about 20 per cent.

Media rights clips from July 9 to 22

Media rights clips from June 25 to July 8

Media rights clips from June 11 to 24

Cricket Australia will take a more flexible approach to its rights sales when its global advisory deal with the IMG Events & Media agency expires after the 2015-16 season.

Sri Lanka Cricket has awarded its domestic rights to state broadcaster Rupavahini, turning down a larger bid from incumbent rights-holder Carlton Sports Network.