Facebook wins ICC’s digital content rights for subcontinent

Vastavam web: Facebook will have exclusive digital content rights for International Cricket Council (ICC) events in the Indian subcontinent till 2023, the world governing body of the sport said on Thursday. The deal will include the next two men’s World Twenty20 events in 2020 and 2022, the 50-over World Cup in 2023 and the World Test Championship final in 2023.

The social media giant will carry a range of digital content across four years including match recaps, in-play key moments and other match and feature content on its various platform. “The combination of one of the world’s most watched sports with one of the world’s largest platforms is exciting for the future of our game.

The record-breaking growth in digital consumption at this summer’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup demonstrated the continued power of cricket to connect and engage more deeply with diverse audiences around the world.” Facebook counts India as its largest market by users and last year announced a deal with Spain’s top flight soccer league which will allow viewers in the Indian subcontinent to watch every game for free on the social network for three years.