Over the past few days, a section of the media has speculated regarding the commercial rights of Sri Lanka International Cricket 2001-2003.

In an earlier statement WSG Nimbus had clarified that it has honored all its obligations under its agreement with the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka (BCCSL), and differences that had cropped up on this score were due to tour confirmations evidence not being made available as per agreement, to WSG Nimbus by the BCCSL.

WSG Nimbus is pleased to state that parties have met and resolved their differences with regard to interpretation of the agreement, and taking into account the practical difficulties faced by the BCCSL in obtaining tour confirmations for the term specified in the agreement; WSG Nimbus and BCCSL have agreed to a number of modifications in the agreement with the BCCSL, such that the interests of Sri Lankan cricket and the BCCSL can be balanced with the requirements of broadcast, sponsorship and other licensees.

Accordingly amendments to the agreement have now been signed and the management of the commercial rights of Sri Lanka International Cricket 2001-2003 continues to be vested in WSG Nimbus Pte Ltd.

WSG Nimbus looks forward to adding value to Sri Lankan cricket and beginning with its coverage of the England tour (first international match starts 22 February 2001) shall demonstrate new standards in cricket television coverage.

As earlier planned, WSG Nimbus shall be setting up a Colombo representative office in the near future, to better serve the interests of Sri Lankan cricket and the BCCSL.

Further information, if required may be had from:

Seamus O’Brien
WSG Nimbus Pte Ltd
(852) 2891 2000

Harish Thawani
Co Chairman
WSG Nimbus Pte Ltd
(91 22) 6357201
(91 98) 20229529 (Mobile)