ESPN StaffThe Indian cricket team have signed a three-term deal with the English sports network.
The deal is worth around $8 million a year and will see the Indian players spend up to three years with ESPN before being allowed to go out on loan to other sports channels, ESPN-India Managing Director Pratap Kishore told PTI here.
The players’ salary will be around $1 million a season.
ESPN is India’s largest sports channel and has recently started a project with sports broadcaster ESPN3.
The three-time World Cup winner, who is set to leave for England at the end of the current season, is expected to be the face of ESPN’s India coverage for the next three years.