Breaking Cricket News
Home / News / BCCI partners with AIR “to enhance the coverage of Indian Cricket”
Image Source Credit: PTI

BCCI partners with AIR “to enhance the coverage of Indian Cricket”

On Tuesday the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced a two-year radio rights with All India Radio. The BCCI broke the news on their website saying it as “an initiative to enhance the coverage of Indian Cricket and take it to the nook and corner of the country”.

The live audio commentary on radio will begin from the first game of India’s upcoming Twenty 20 match against South Africa on September 15 in Dharamsala. South Africans are touring India to play three T20I matches and three Test matches. The T20I will be played in Dharamsala on September 15 followed by the next two in Mohali on September 18 and Bengaluru on September 22. Then the Proteas will begin their World Test Championship journey with three Test matches against India. The Test matches will be staged in Visakhapatnam, Pune, and Ranchi between October 2 and October 23. India, on the other hand after a brilliant West Indies tour are all set to face South Africa at home.

This two-year contract between the board and AIR will run from September 10 2019 to August 31, 2021. According to the arrangement the radio commentary will be available from important domestic tournaments as well. AIR will cover men’s and women’s domestic tournaments that will include Ranji Trophy, Irani Cup, Deodhar Trophy, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and women’s Challenger series. The following list with the names of the tournaments has been shared by the BCCI.


Domestic Tournaments
Event Total matches Total Match days
Ranji Trophy 1 x 5-day Final 5
Duleep Trophy 1 x 5-day  Final 5
Deodhar Trophy 3 x 1-Day League games 3
Deodhar Trophy 1 x 1-Day  Final 1
Women’s Challenger Series 4 x 1-Day games 4
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Super League 10 x League matches 5
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy league 1 x Final 1
Irani Cup (Men) 1 x 5-day Match 5

About The Cricket News Team

The Cricket News Team
The Cricket News Team are the cogs and brains... (okay largely cogs :) ) that make everything you see in front of you work! Between 100 overs, 300 wickets and 600 cups of coffee, you can rest assured that the Cricket News Team always do their best to ensure you have an informative, and efficient visit. Above all else we hope you enjoy reading what our team of journalists tirelessly produce 24/7 and keep coming back for more. If you have any feedback about how site (good or bad!) please do not hesitate in contacting us at [email protected]

Check Also

Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya faces a 12-month ban from bowling

The International Cricket Council (ICC) banned Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya from bowling for 12 …