[caption id="attachment_687858" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-687858" alt="BCCI AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/bcci211112111.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> BCCI AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bcci" target="_blank">BCCI</a> is preparing to sell their broadcast and digital rights for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india" target="_blank">Indian</a> cricket, domestic as well as international, on March 27. These rights will be sold through e-auction which will run from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2023. The packages for the deal have been split into three categories: a global television right plus rest-of-world digital rights package, an Indian-subcontinent digital rights package, and a global consolidated rights package. <p></p> <p></p>In 2012, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/star-india" target="_blank">Star India</a> had won the bid for INR 38.53 crores for 96 matches. Their contract, however, ends on March 31. Their pricing was split into two parts: Star paid the BCCI INR 32.2 crore per match from 2012 to 2014, and INR 43.20 crore for matches from 2014 to 2018. <p></p> <p></p>The invitation to tender documents will be made available to the bidders on March 5. On March 7, BCCI will explain how the e-auction would take place to the bidders, as reported by <i>ESPNcricinfo</i>. The time and date to submit their bids will be 10 AM IST on March 27, five hours before the e-auction begins. <p></p> <p></p>Six months ago, Star India had bought the broadcast and digital rights of IPL 2018 for a whopping INR 16,347.50 crores. Off which, Star will virtually pay INR 55 crores to BCCI per match.