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Ind SA 2021: SABC Radio requested by CSA to reconsider broadcasting


It is no doubt that the India series is a huge opportunity for Cricket South Africa to get a much-needed financial boost to their reserves. From convincing the head-honchos of BCCI, promises of international standard bio-secure environment, and booking the entire Irene country Lodge, CSA is leaving no stone unturned to ensure a smooth going of the tour.

The CSA board has also given assurance that in case BCCI decides to opt-out of the tour due to worsening of the situation, the Indian team will be allowed smooth exit from the country even if the government imposes a complete ban travel

Earlier SABC Radio had announced that it will not be covering the Ind Sa series in order to focus on other programs that are viable to them from a financial point of view.

Reports emerged that CSA was disappointed upon knowing such a decision from SABC and has requested them to reconsider their decision. The radio broadcast is also important for the blind fans who have no other way to know the ongoing commentary other than it. The fact that matches will be conducted behind the closed door in respect of the Covid situation has also urged CSA to request SABC.

Cricket is widely followed in South Africa and radio commentary from SABC over the years has not only provided an interesting and different perspective with the ball by ball commentary but has also helped to widen the reach of the match which helps the economy move through commercial advertisements in between.

Cricket South Africa is hopeful that the SABC will retract their decision and will fulfill the public broadcasting mandate to provide quality commentary to the cricketing fans in South Africa. The first test match is about to start from the 26th of December and will mark the 30th friendship anniversary between CSA and BCCI.

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