BCCI partners with AIR to provide live radio commentary


In an initiative to enhance the coverage of Indian Cricket and take it to the nook and corner of the country, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced a two-year radio rights arrangement with All India Radio (AIR). 

 This initiative will offer millions of listeners across India the opportunity to follow their favourite sport via live radio commentary.

 The audio commentary will commence from the first game of India’s upcoming Paytm T20I series against South Africa in Dharamsala.  

 In addition to international matches, AIR will also provide coverage for the below men's and women's domestic tournaments and matches. The two-year tenure starts from September 10, 2019, and runs till August 31, 2021.

Domestic Tournaments


Total matches

Total Match days

Ranji Trophy

1 x 5-day Final


Duleep Trophy

1 x 5-day  Final


Deodhar Trophy

3 x 1-Day League games


Deodhar Trophy

1 x 1-Day  Final


Women’s Challenger Series

4 x 1-Day games


Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Super League

10 x League matches


Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy league

1 x Final


Irani Cup (Men)

1 x 5-day Match