Nimbus renew India cricket rights for $436 million

CHENNAI: Media firm Nimbus Communications has paid 20 billion rupees ($436 million) for the continued rights to Indian home internationals and domestic cricket for the next four years.

The renewed agreement is for a minimum of 64 international matches and 312 days of domestic cricket until March 2014, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement on Friday.

Nimbus Communications, an Indian media and entertainment business focused on television, advertising and sports rights management, had a previous deal with the top-ranked test side that was due to expire in March.

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