PRIORITY “My priority is always the West Indies. I want to be part of all three formats, and I want to be on that New Zealand tour next,” the all-rounder said here this week. “If I’m not in New Zealand, and an opportunity presents itself here – I’m not in New Zealand for whatever reason, and I’m available – I’d love to come back to Sydney and the BBL.” Brathwaite’s commitment to West Indies was already evident in his decision to return to the Caribbean following the Thunder’s final preliminary game on Wednesday, to represent his native Barbados Pride in the Regional Super50. The tournament, the Caribbean’s premier 50-overs competition, is a requirement for West Indies players in order to be eligible for selection in the ODI format. STAT SPOT Brathwaite’s batting bundle Tests – 3 Runs – 181 High Score – 61 ODIs – 20 Runs – 228 High Score – 33* T20 – 13 Runs – 99 High Score – 34* SYDNEY, Australia (CMC): West Indies star Carlos Brathwaite has reiterated his commitment to playing international cricket, despite the demand for his services in Twenty20 leagues across the globe. The 28-year-old has been an instant hit with Sydney Thunder in the ongoing Australia Big Bash and already the franchise are weighing up the possibility of securing his services for next season. However, West Indies are scheduled to tour New Zealand from November 2017 to January 2018 for three Tests, five One-Day Internationals and one T20I – a series that will clash with the early stages of the Big Bash, which bowls off a week before Christmas. And Brathwaite, who is trying to forge an international career in all three formats, said he was focused on making the Windies squad for the full series.
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0Shares0000StarTimes Vice President Mr. Mark Lisboa (Left) Marion Wangari Edward Wesonga – Corporate Sales Manager (Right).NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 18 – StarTimes Media on Friday unveiled the most comprehensive live football offering composed of major international tournaments and top tier European soccer leagues in the pay television industry in Kenya.The company has secured the pay television transmission rights for exploitation in Kenya and other territories across sub-Saharan Africa. The development will see Kenyan sports lovers enjoy access to a comprehensive football offering detailing more than eight tournaments and European top flight leagues between now and 15th July 2018.Speaking during the unveil ceremony, StarTimes Vice President Mr. Mark Lisboa noted that the company has since achieved an enviable milestone by extending a rich menu of football offering that will be exclusively broadcasted on StarTimes effective tonight. By so doing, Kenyan households will enjoy access to the content through the company’s affordable pay television platform.“We are delighted to authoritatively state that StarTimes has the most comprehensive live football offering composed of major international tournaments and top tier European soccer leagues than any other pay television provider in Kenya,” noted Mr. Lisboa.The said tournaments and top tier leagues include:The German Bundesliga 2017/18 season – From 18th August – (36) -324 MatchesItalian Serie A 2017/18 season – From 20th August – (38) -380 MatchesFrench Ligue 1 – Already started – (38) – 380 MatchesEuropean Qualifiers – From August 31st 2017 (72 Matches Remaining)FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 (6th October 2017 – 28th October 2017) – 52 Matches2018 FIFA World Cup (16th June 2018 – 15th July 2018) – 64 MatchesFIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018 – 32 MatchesFIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2018 – 32 Matches“From the eight tournaments and top tier European leagues, StarTimes will broadcast up to 1,336 LIVE soccer matches, Kenyan subscribers can therefore look forward to these and more which will be accessible on our sports channels,” added Mr. Lisboa.StarTimes has dedicated five sports channels that will broadcast the respective tournaments including two High Definition channels namely Sports Premium and World Premium as well as Sports Arena, Sports life and Sports focus enabling the company to air multiple live matches at the same time.The acquisition of these broadcast rights is a culmination of the company’s progressive efforts to grow premium sports offering in the Kenyan market while driving access to the prestigious sporting events through affordable pay television offering.StarTimes subscribers will be in a position to enjoy these prestigious tournaments and top tier leagues from as little as Ksh 599 per month where subscribing to either basic bouquet, Classic or Unique bouquet that are retailing at Ksh 599, 999 and 1,499 respectively, subscribers will get to access the comprehensive sporting action.The same will be available from as little as Ksh 899 on Smart bouquet and Ksh 1,499 for Super bouquet on the satellite television platform.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)