Jio signs pact with Star India to bring all cricket matches on its app

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) Reliance Jio said Friday it has entered into a five-year partnership pact with Star India to live-stream T20, ODI, test cricket matches on its JioTV app.”Jio and Star will make all televised India-cricket matches available to users of JioTV and Hotstar in India. Reliance Industries Limited signed an agreement in this regard with Star India Pvt Ltd,” Reliance Jio said in a statement.The JioTV users will also be able to watch premier domestic competitions of the BCCI under the partnership.”Cricket is not just played, it’s worshipped in India. Every Indian must have access to the best sporting events as well as quality and affordable bandwidth to consume the content,” Jio Director Akash Ambani said.He said that Jio promises to and will continue to bring a superlative customer experience in the areas of sports, augmented and virtual reality, immersive viewing and other such things in coming days”Indian cricket under BCCI is one of the most compelling properties in the world…with a new partner in Reliance Jio, we will have even more opportunities to raise the bar for cricket fans,” Star India managing director Sanjay Gupta said. PTI PRS MRMRlast_img read more

Liam Williams says senior Wales players have ‘stepped up’ after Howley exit

first_img“Rob leaving wasn’t the best start,” said the Wales and Lions full-back Williams, “but we’re in Test week now and some of the senior boys have stepped up including myself. It’s our first game of the World Cup and it’s obviously our biggest at the moment. What’s happened has been put aside now and we’re looking forward. I wouldn’t say training has been overly tasty, but this is where it all comes together.”The former Wales fly-half Stephen Jones arrived in Toyota on Thursday as an emergency replacement for Howley while the players have been trying to strengthen team bonds. Williams said: “We’ve been playing Call Of Duty. It’s me, Gareth Davies and Josh Adams. Me and Gareth always get another TV and stick it in our room so we can have two. Justin Tipuric is online too, but he plays Fifa.“Now it’s the same as the Six Nations. We are in our own little bubble and what happens outside of that doesn’t involve us. We need to set our sights on the World Cup.”Wales were expected this morning to name a strong side to face Georgia. “We’ve got to be smart about how we manage those first two games with certain players in particular. We’ve already talked about that with Georgia,” Gatland said.It also emerged yesterday that Wales’s players were subjected to an integrity briefing the morning after the news broke of Howley’s alleged betting breach. The briefing was prearranged as part of World Cup rules and not held in direct response to Howley’s departure. World Rugby has given similar advice to all World Cup teams.“All the boys get integrity briefings and reminders every season in terms of anti-doping, betting and all the rest of it. Everyone is aware,” said the Wales hooker Ken Owens. Share on Messenger … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Rugby World Cup 2019: Wales team guide Since you’re here… Read more Reuse this content Share on Pinterest Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Rugby World Cup 2019 Rugby union news Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Topics Rugby World Cup Wales rugby union team Share on Twitter Liam Williams has vowed Wales will once again use a sense of adversity to their advantage in the wake of Rob Howley’s departure from Japan. Howley returned home to Wales on Monday to assist in an investigation by the Welsh Rugby Union to see if he has a case to answer over a suspected breach of betting regulations, but no conclusion is expected soon.Wales have previous for using off-the-field chaos to inspire them on it and will hope to do the same here where they are preparing for their opening World Cup match against Georgia on Monday. This year a proposed merger between the Scarlets and the Ospreys was dramatically called off during the Six Nations and Warren Gatland’s side went on to win a grand slam. Could a repeat scenario emerge at the World Cup? Support The Guardianlast_img read more