Asian Television Network International Limited (ATN) (TSX-SAT), Canada’s largest South Asian Broadcaster, is pleased to announce that it has acquired exclusive Cricket rights for Asia Cup 2014 to be held inBangladesh from February 25th to March 8th, 2014.
This major series will broadcast LIVE from coast to coast on ATN’s 2 cricket channels namely CBN & ATN Cricket Plus and will feature all 5 Asian teams i.eIndia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. A total of 11 matches will be played in the tournament with the final being played on March 8th, 2014.
The Asia Cup is an international One Day International tournament which was established in 1983 as a measure to promote goodwill between all Asian countries. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has ruled that all games played for the Asia Cup will have official One Day International status. India has won the tournament the most times (5) whereas Pakistan is the current champion after beating Bangladeshin the final of the 2012 Asia Cup.
“This is an exciting & important series from our audience point of view as it involves all the South Asian teams and also since it’s held once every 2 years. We are delighted to be able to bring this series to Canadian Cricket fans,” said Dr. Shan Chandrasekar, ATN’s President and CEO.