Setanta to telecast IPL matches in UK

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London, Feb 26 (UNI) The Indian Premier League (IPL) will be beamed in the UK by subscription television channel Setanta Sports who have paid an undisclosed amount to secure the rights to the lucrative Twenty20 tournament.

''The Indian Premier League is going to be massive. We're absolutely thrilled to acquire these rights and add another major sport to Setanta's programme line-up,'' Setanta's director of sport, Trevor East was quoted as saying by 'The Guardian'.

''Twenty20 cricket has been a phenomenal success and this tournament, with all its world-class players, is sure to capture the imagination of sports fans young and old,'' he added.

''I firmly believe the IPL will become a highlight of the international sporting calendar for years to come. That's why we've shown our commitment to it by signing a five-year deal.'' The channel will broadcast all the 59 IPL matches from April 18 to June 1.

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