ICC to discuss TV rights issue

TV rights issue will top the agenda of ICC's January 12 meeting in Karachi.

india Updated: Jan 07, 2006 22:14 IST

Indian television rights issue will top the agenda of its meeting in Karachi on January 12, the International Cricket Council said on Saturday.

The session would be attended by representatives of all its Full Member countries, several major broadcasters and media rights holders.

The meeting has been convened following a directive issued recently by the Indian Government that all major sporting events involving India, including cricket matches, should be made available to the state broadcaster, Prasar Bharati, ICC said in a press release.

These discussions will be followed by a meeting of the ICC Executive Board on the same day.

The Executive Board meeting will also focus on the same issue of television rights in India. It will also address the arrangements for the ICC Champions Trophy 2006.

Other issues including those relating to the ICC Future Tours Programme and future ICC events will be discussed at the next Executive Board meeting in March in Dubai.

Attendees at the discussions will include: ICC representatives: Ehsan Mani (President), Percy Sonn (Vice-President), Malcolm Speed (Chief Executive)

India will be represented by Sharad Pawar.

First Published: Jan 07, 2006 22:06 IST