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BCB’s Facebook page fills gap left by sports channels

Spectators in Bangladesh will now be able to watch the Test match between the Tigers and the Caribbeans live on Facebook, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said on Saturday.

The ongoing match in Antigua can be watched through the official Facebook page of the BCB – Bangladesh Cricket: The Tigers, UNB reports.

However, the BCB did not confirm if the cricket fans can watch all the two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is the same way.

No Bangladeshi television channel showed interest in broadcasting the Test series, despite three channels masquerading as specialised sports broadcasters (T Sports, GTV, Channel 9).

It was the first time since 2001 that a Test match involving Bangladesh wasn’t being broadcast in the country.

The only legal way to watch the series was the website of the ICC with a $2 subscription.

So, the new initiative of the BCB came as a relief for many fans who were unable to watch the match live on television.