The Indian Premier League is due to get underway on Friday but it won’t be screening on TEN due to a dispute over TV rights.
In March a consortium of Times Internet Limited and Nimbus Communication Limited acquired the global TV rights from The Board of Control for Cricket for broadcast outside India for the next 4 years. But it followed an earlier and unresolved dispute between the World Sport Group and the BCCI which cancelled an earlier media license.
WSG had the IPL rights in partnership with Sony Corporation.
A TEN spokesperson told TV Tonight, “As there is currently a significant legal dispute between The Board of Control for Cricket in India (which owns and controls the commercial rights in the Indian Premier League) and the company through which Network TEN secured the Australian broadcast rights, Network TEN has decided not to broadcast the IPL.
“As this matter is currently before the Court in India we will not be making any further comments at this time.”
FOX Sports is also unable to come to the aid of IPL cricket fans whilst TEN remains the rights holder.