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SABC to broadcast ODIs and T20s

CSA and the SABC have finally announced an agreement following lengthy negotiations.

The SABC office block in Aukland Park. Picture: Tshepo Lesole/Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) have finally announced an agreement on the screening of the upcoming New Zealand series, following lengthy negotiations.

It was reported over the weekend that cricket fans without DSTV would miss out on the T20 and One Day Internationals (ODI).

The series between the Proteas and New Zealand will start on Friday.

The SABC's Kaizer Kganyago on Wednesday revealed that T20 matches on December 21, 23 and 26 will all be broadcast live.

He added the ODI matches in January will be broadcast in real-time.

"As the SABC, we have agreed with CSA that we will be broadcasting the T20 matches in December. We'll be doing [broadcasting] the ODI matches in January and all of them will be done live."

Meanwhile, CSA has welcomed the SABC's decision to screen the upcoming New Zealand cricket series live.

It said it will continue to push for further free-to-air broadcasts of other test matches.

CSA's Michael Owen Smith said, "Our major goal is to get all our cricket on a free-to-air broadcaster. You know we need to get the game to every corner we can.

"We've got a lot of exciting new caps playing in the KFC series against New Zealand, like Aaron Phangiso who comes from Ga-Rankuwa. I don't think a lot of people there have DSTV."