Live Cricket October and November 2008
TORONTO, Oct. 8 /CNW/ - Asian Television Network International Limited
(ATN) (TSX-SAT), Canada's pioneer South Asian broadcaster and the country's
largest distributor of world class cricket announced today that it has secured
the exclusive Canadian sub license agreement for all forms of broadcasting for
India vs Australia 2008. The sensational and dazzling cricket between two
preeminent international competitors begins tonight. The format includes four
test matches with one each in Bangalore, Chandigarth, Delhi and Nagpur. Sachin
Tendulkar needs 76 runs equal Brian Lara's record of 11,953 runs in Test
The test matches will run October 8, 2008 through to November 10th 2008.
The games will be broadcast live exclusively on CBN and rebroadcast on
CBN and ATN Cricket Plus.
For both teams, the series is of massive importance: the Australians are
in transition mode, and are searching for replacements that can adequately
fill the huge voids left by Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne and Adam Gilchrist; the
next month could be a pointer to just how well the team will fare in their
absence. For the Indians, this series is the last time their five experienced
stalwarts will all be playing together. With the Australians so inexperienced
to these conditions - none of their specialist bowlers have bowled a ball in a
Test in India - this is an excellent opportunity for India win a series after
two successive losses against them.
These test matches will certainly entertain cricket-loving people all
To subscribe to CBN and ATN-Cricket Plus or for more information about
cricket schedules please visit www.asiantelevision.com or contact your local
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For further information:
For further information: B. Fulton CA CFO, Asian Television Network
International Limited, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 7B6, (905) 836-6460