BCCI opens up archive footage to Star India

Mumbai Indians celebrate after defeating Chennai Super Kings during the 2019 Indian Premier League Final match (by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has accepted a request from broadcast rights-holder, pay-television broadcaster Star India, to open up its archives amid the lack of live action due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Star will now have access to archive footage of some historic moments in Indian cricket, reports the Times of India. The newspaper noted that the BCCI usually charges “top dollar” for its archive rights, but has made a one-off exception for Star given its importance as a commercial partner.

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