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Millions of fans missed the first match of the India-West Indies series on Sunday - telecast live on Neo Sports, a channel owned and recently launched by Nimbus - and the Board of Control for Cricket in India BCCI , which sold the rights to Nimbus last year, says it will stand by the rights holder if the matter goes to court.
Even as India's Information and Broadcasting minister called Nimbus's decision "unpatriotic", Shashank Manohar, the BCCI vice-president, said that Nimbus might approach the Supreme Court to resolve the issue and the board, having entered into a contract with the television house, would be a "joint petitioner" in the case.
They have paid so much money to get the telecast rights. Nimbus is going to the Supreme Court and we might be a joint petitioner to it," Manohar said on the sidelines of the series opener at the VCA stadium.
He also hoped the issue would be sorted out before the second one-dayer, in Cuttack on January We hope that an amicable solutions comes out. Nimbus is believed to have offered DD a revenue-sharing deal, which has been implemented in the past, and also the option of a minute delay feed instead of live cricket.
The problem was not restricted to homes with only terrestrial TV; even those in metros subscribing to direct-to-home DTH TV missed out on Sunday's action.