ATN wins rights for Tri nation series

    TORONTO, June 5 /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 Canadian broadcast rights for the Tri nation series between India,
Pakistan and Bangladesh. These matches will be shown live on CBN across Canada
and rebroadcast on ATN-Cricket Plus.
    These games take on an added importance to international cricket fans
with Bangladesh's upset victory over India at the 2007 World Cup. Each team
has a number of their World Cup players participating in this series as well
as some outstanding young players keen for international recognition.
    Consistent performances in the domestic tournaments and in the Indian
Premier League (IPL) helped Yusuf Pathan and Pragyan Ojha earn One-day berths
in the Indian team for the tri-series in Bangladesh and the subsequent Asia
Cup in Pakistan. Pragyan and Yusuf are the only new faces in the 15-member
one-day squad. Yusuf was also a part of India's Twenty20 World Championship
winning team in South Africa last year.
    Pakistan cricket selectors Monday included five fast bowlers in a 16-man
squad to take part in next week's one-day tri-series in Bangladesh. Fit-again
Mohammad Asif leads the strong pace attack, which also includes Umar Gul,
Sohail Tanveer, Rao Iftikhar and rookie left-arm paceman Wahab Riaz. Suspended
paceman Shoaib Akhtar was not considered.
    Bangladesh have named uncapped pace bowler Dollar Mahmud in a 14-man
squad for next month's one-day international series with India and Pakistan.
Bangladesh also recalled wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim and batsman Mehrab
Hossain for the Tri-Nation series.
    These games will be a treat not only for cricket fans of the sub
continent but will also entertain all cricket-loving people who have made
their home in Canada. ATN is currently broadcasting the England and New
Zealand series followed by England and South Africa and English County
    For more Information about ATN please visit our website

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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

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