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Nimbus protests BCCI award to TWI; cites lower production terms offer

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MUMBAI: Left out in the cold by the Indian cricket board in the award of the television production contract for the upcoming India-Pakistan series, Nimbus Sports has shot off a letter asserting its own claim. Reason given: Its offer of $ 1.29 million was the lowest offer received by the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI).

The letter "reconfirms" Nimbus' "state of preparedness to deliver a world class production" if awarded the contract.

Queried by indiantelevision.com as to his next possible course of action if the board ignored his claims to being awarded the contract, Nimbus chairman Harish Thawani had this to say: "We are actively considering all legal options. We have turned the matter over to our lawyers and we will take a final call on it tomorrow morning."

To recap, the BCCI this morning awarded Trans World International, the production arm of sports management major IMG (International Management Group), the contract to produce the upcoming India-Pakistan cricket series. The fee TWI is being paid for its services: $1.5 million.

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