Dave Bolsters Cricket Lineup


LONDON: The British free-to-air entertainment channel Dave has landed the exclusive broadcast rights to this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League cricket (CPL).

The tournament kicks off June 29 and runs through August 7, with matches at six venues across the Caribbean, as well as games in Florida. Match coverage is provided by IMG. The deal sees the UKTV-owned channel expanding its live sports coverage following its broadcasts of boxing and darts earlier this year.

Steve North, Dave’s general manager, said, “Dave is committed to bringing more live sport to free-to-air television and we’re proud that we can offer cricket a new home for fans this summer.”

Richard Watsham, director of commissioning for UKTV, said, “Securing exclusive rights to broadcast the Hero Caribbean Premier League is an important development to our sporting portfolio on the channel. The CPL is unlike any other domestic cricket tournament; with the first match only a couple of weeks away we are very much looking forward to bringing all of the energy, noise and excitement from the tournament, free to air to our viewers.”