India's tour of New Zealand brings riches to Kiwis

While New Zealand Cricket has not confirmed a number, estimates suggest that Kiwis will make more than USD 35 million from broadcast rights of India's tour - USD 10 million more than what was earned when the team last played here in 2009.

updated: February 03, 2014 17:22 IST
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Wellington: The ongoing tour by India is set to trigger a financial windfall for New Zealand Cricket as it will earn the body more than USD 35 million in broadcast rights, making it the biggest money-spinner in any sport here.

What's more, New Zealand is also set to get a visit by India in 2019 under the new agreements being worked out in the ICC.

NZC chief executive David White has confirmed to 'Fairfax Media' "that broadcast rights for the present Indian tour were worth more than the then record USD 25m that NZC banked from the Indians' last visit here in 2009. He would not provide a figure but knowledgeable sources told Fairfax it is more than USD 35 million."

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