In an initiative to enhance the coverage of cricket in India and take it to the nook and corner of the country, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced a two-year radio rights arrangement with All India Radio (AIR).

This initiative will offer millions of listeners across India the opportunity to follow their favourite sport via live radio commentary.

The audio commentary will commence from the first game of India’s upcoming Paytm T20I series against South Africa in Dharamsala.

In addition to international matches, AIR will also provide coverage for a few select men’s and women’s domestic tournaments and matches. The two-year tenure starts from September 10, 2019, and runs till August 31, 2021.

The AIR will cover Ranji Trophy and Duleep Throphy finals along with Deodhar Trophy, Women’s Challenger Series, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Super League and Irani Cup.

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