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SABC fail in bid to secure rights to Proteas’ England tour

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JOHANNESBURG – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Tuesday announced that it would not provide full coverage of the Proteas’ England tour and the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.

“Despite numerous attempts, the SABC was unable to secure the rights,” spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said in a statement.

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The Proteas celebrate after winning the fifth and final ODI against New Zealand to capture the series. Picture: www.photosport.nz/Andrew Cornaga

“In order to serve its audience of ardent cricket fans, SABC Sport and Radio 2000 will make sure that all South Africans will be able to follow the progress of the team in England and the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy through live hourly updates of the performance of the team during the tour and the tournament.”

South Africa’s England outbound tour starts on May 24 and consists of three One Day Internationals (ODIs), three T20s, and four Test matches. The 2017 ICC Champions Trophy is an ODI tournament to be held in England and Wales from June 1 to June 18.

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