The consortium of Tower Sports and SportzWorkz has been awarded production rights for the National T20 Cup, Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and the Pakistan-Zimbabwe limited overs series, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced today.
The rights were awarded following an RFP process that involved PCB’s pre-qualified production partners. Tower Sports and SportzWorkz produced the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 and now enter Pakistan domestic cricket bringing a wealth of experience and quality following PCB’s record USD200million three-year TV and cable broadcast deal with PTV Sports and I-Media Communication in Islamabad earlier this month.
The National T20 Cup will be broadcast through a 14-camera set-up including HD cameras, modern day titles and graphics packaging. Over the next few years, the PCB aims to up-skill local production resources and create a local talent pool that will provide quality cricket coverage, which will be relayed to TV sets across Pakistan and cricket fans around the world.
Meanwhile, the PCB also announced the match timings for the National T20 Cup First XI tournament, which commences from September 30 at the Multan Cricket Stadium and shifts to Rawalpindi on October 9. The first balls of the first and second fixtures of a day will be delivered on 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm. The final, to be played on October 18 at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, will begin at 7.30pm.
All 33 games of the National T20 Cup will be shown live on PTV Sports and a total of 11 matches of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy first-class tournament, which begins on October 25, will be beamed live from the National Stadium, Karachi.