There is still less than a week left for the first Test match between India and England to begin, but the television telecast of the series has not yet been decided in Britain. The first match of the series is to be played in Chennai from 5 February.
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According to a report by Telegraph Sport, the official broadcaster Star India of the series is considering showing the match through its streaming app Hotstar rather than selling the rights to a broadcaster. The report said that given the good number of viewers on Sky Sports during India’s win in Australia and the recent Sri Lanka tour of England, its chances of selling the rights have increased and even Channel 4 has shown interest is.
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These rights will cost around twenty million pounds which will have to be given to someone soon. The four-Test series will begin in Chennai from 5 February. This series is part of the ICC World Test Championship. The report said that Sky is still in the race to get the rights. In the last three decades, most tours in England have been broadcast on Sky.