Australian channel Network Ten has acquired the TV broadcast rights for the Karbonn Smart Champions League Twenty20 cricket competition for 2013.
The tournament is designed to bring together the best of the best in domestic twenty20 teams around the world for the chance of winning a lucrative cash bonus at the end. The format includes three direct entrants from the Indian Premier League, two from Australia’s Big Bash League, and three from Twenty20 tournaments in the West Indies, with qualifying teams eligible for tournaments in New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Ten will broadcast all 23 matches of the tournament.
Network Ten Head of Sport, David Barham, said in a statement the coverage further cements Ten’s commitment to cricket.
“We look forward to helping grow T20 cricket by showing games live and on free-to-air televisions for all Australians to enjoy,” he said.