Dream11-owned FanCode will be telecasting the ongoing tour of the Indian women’s cricket team to Sri Lanka. The Indian women’s cricket team has traveled to Sri Lanka for a white-ball series, comprising three T20Is and as many one-day internationals.
While the T20Is will be played in Dambulla, the 50-over matches will be held at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. However, there was no official broadcaster for the tour till 21st June.
After their heartbreaking exit from the ODI World Cup, this is the first time the Indian women cricketers are traveling abroad. In the World Cup, the team won 3 of the 7 matches played and came 5 in the group stage. This is their first international assignment after the retirement of legendary cricket Mithali Raj who served for more than 2 decades.
India women’s tour of Sri Lanka is just 2 days away and nobody has picked up the series rights. Sony generally has the Sri Lankan cricket rights, but seems they won’t be telecasting either.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 21, 2022
“We are still not sure about the BROADCAST. But we are trying to make arrangements to LIVE Stream it on our YOUTUBE Channel”, said SLC CEO Ashley DeSilva according to Inside Sport.
Sony Sports Network owns telecast rights in India for matches in Sri Lanka. The series doesn’t figure in the program list released by Sony. Disappointed fans took to Twitter to vent their ire at BCCI, SLC, and Sony.
We get overdose of updates forced upon us every minute in men’s cricket, most of those updates are pointless.
— Anirudh (@OffDrive_) June 21, 2022
Finally, FanCode acquired the rights on Wednesday bringing cheers to the faces of fans. Fan Code, the app which has over 1.5 crore downloads, has prominent tie-ups including cricket boards, franchise-based tournaments, and premier football and basketball leagues.
Some of their major associations are with West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Bundesliga and I-League, in addition to American leagues such as Major League Basketball (MLB), National Football League (NFL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Fancode acquires India women tour of Sri Lanka rights just a day before the series starts.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 22, 2022