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12:00 AM, February 28, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 28, 2019

Sky's the limit in Kiwi-land

Much like the scenic views and beautiful weather in New Zealand, watching a cricket match on television beamed from this country is also a tranquil experience for viewers all across the globe.

It is in stark contrast to the oft-criticised broadcasting quality and below-standard graphics that often let down Bangladeshi viewers during local competitions.

The most recent one was the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) during which viewers had a lot of complaints regarding the quality of the broadcast.

What hampers the broadcast quality in Bangladesh is the lack of knowledge as well as the tendency to spend less on broadcasting quality and those are aspects in which Sky Sports' production is way ahead.

“It's very expensive production, as you have to be on the road for a long time. There are 75 crew members, [we have to take care of] their accommodation and flights and we also have three trucks. So, production of cricket is not cheap anywhere in the world,” Neil Thompson, the senior technical manager of Sky Sports, told The Daily Star.

In the three-match Test series between Bangladesh and New Zealand starting from today, a total of 32 cameras will be operated by the crew working across the ground with world-class technicians. A few of them have experience of working in the IPL, along with a few motorsport events across the world.

Modern technology is utilised to the fullest to bring out the best quality and when it comes to graphics, Sky Sports has a dedicated team and also state-of-the-art technology to operate the DRS.

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