Cricket West Indies (CWI) is inviting Caribbean radio production and broadcast partners to submit proposals to produce and broadcast high quality radio commentary for all West Indies Men’s and Women’s International Home Series from 2020 to 2021. CWI has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) document which also includes radio rights for the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup in both 2020 and 2021 as well as the West Indies Championship tournaments starting in December 2020 and December 2021.
CWI’s RFP document outlines the scope of the radio production and broadcast rights and invites potential partners to submit proposals that will cover both radio and online commentary across the Caribbean. In addition to these rights, successful partner(s) will benefit from the right to be “Official Radio Station(s) of the West Indies (cricket teams)” and potentially also the be the official radio stations for the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup and the West Indies Championship tournaments. It also provides the opportunity for partners to create additional content and programming around international and regional games.
CWI President and Chairman of the Communications and Commercial Affairs Committee, Ricky Skerritt, said “We respect the fact that local Caribbean Radio has played a significant role in the history of West Indies cricket, creating some of the great sports commentary moments for West Indies fans to enjoy and remember. For some, radio remains the most affordable and accessible means to follow West Indies cricket whilst getting immersed into the action through the voices and stories from radio commentators. I commend all those commentators, journalists, and arm-chair enthusiasts who help keep the history, and ongoing story of West Indies cricket, alive via radio.”
Dominic Warne, Commercial and Marketing Director for CWI said, “We know how important live radio commentary is for fans to connect with the West Indies teams and CWI’s tournaments. Although the broadcast communications market has changed dramatically over recent years, this RFP is a strong indicator of CWI’s commitment to keep local radio integrated into a modern and sustainable West Indies Cricket broadcast system. We are looking forward to receiving proposals which broaden the reach of radio commentary for avid fans and refresh its presentation to appeal to new followers of our wonderful game.”
Potential partners can access the RFP document from the www.windiescricket.com website, via the Cricket West Indies section of the website and the CWI corporate “News” section. This can be found by clicking here https://bit.ly/CWIRadioRFP. The deadline for the submission of proposals to CWI is May 25, 2020.