The Board of Control for Cricket in India, the sport’s governing body in that country, has begun a tender process to find ‘broadcast graphics services’ providers for the TV production of domestic matches.

The tender covers both equipment and personnel, and the BCCI has said it is looking for “reputed entities to acquire the rights and obligations to provide the broadcast graphics … to be used during the live production of domestic matches in India.” The services would cover matches broadcast on both linear and digital platforms.

The governing body has therefore issued a Request for Quotation (RFQ) to find companies interested in bidding for those services, with the RFQ “providing detailed terms and conditions governing the submission and evaluation of quotations.”

The RFQ has a deadline of 19 November to purchase, and interested parties must pay a fee of just below $1,350 to receive the necessary documents.

This RFQ comes as the BBCI lines up a media rights tender for the 2023-27 cycle of the Indian Premier League, the prestigious Twenty20 franchise-based tournament which is by far the country’s biggest domestic cricket asset.

Star India, the country’s prominent pay-TV broadcaster, holds host broadcast rights during the current five-year cycle (2018-22), in an agreement from late 2017 reportedly worth $2.55 billion overall.

The BCCI was waiting until the identities and locations of two new franchises – which will take the IPL up to 10 teams – were revealed.

This took place late last month, with the cities of Lucknow and Ahmedabad being allocated teams, under the ownership of RPSG Group and CVC Capital Partners respectively.

It has been reported that the BCCI is likely to set the current value of the media rights – $510 million annually – as the base price for the next five years of the prestigious annual tournament, but no final decision has yet been made.

The rights will be sold via a virtual auction, as mandated by India’s Supreme Court in 2017, and will be for five seasons, between 2023 and 2027 (inclusive). The BCCI had initially considered a three-year cycle but then decided to stick to the longer stretch.