Indian insurance companies suffer from huge losses for rain-hit World Cup matches

Web Desk
June 19,2019

The claims are for losses to television broadcasters, who have already paid ICC for broadcast rights and have now lost on advertising revenue.

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MUMBAI: Indian insurance companies stand to lose Rs 1500-1800 million due to match cancellations following rains during three of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) World Cup matches in the UK.

The claims are for losses to television broadcasters, who have already paid ICC for broadcast rights and have now lost on advertising revenue.

The sum insured for an ordinary match would be around Rs 600 million. But for special matches like finals or semi-finals, this would go up to Rs 700-800 million, according to Indian insurance industry sources .

In the case of the India-Pakistan match, which is considered an extremely high-viewership event, it could touch Rs 1250 million.

ICC had sold the rights for two World Cups and two Champions Trophy matches and the T20 World Cup for an eight-year period.


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