BCCI cancels Nimbus cricket contract

New Delhi : The Indian cricket board Monday terminated the existing telecast rights contract with Nimbus for defaulting payment . The contract was to expire in 2014 .

Nimbus will no longer cover both international and domestic matches played in India .

This was confirmed Monday by some top BCCI members even though an official confirmation is still awaited .

Apparently Nimbus has failed to make 50 per cent advance payment for both the England and West Indies series .

Sources said Nimbus had still to pay an outstanding amount of Rs 85 crore .

Nimbus has been the BCCI’s broadcast partner for five years now. It first signed a four-year deal in 2005-06 and renewed the contract in 2009-10 after being offered first right of refusal. The present contract was to last till 2014.

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