Dubai sports broadcaster sues Cricket Ireland for €600,000

IPG Group takes cricket organisation to High Court in row over rights to Irish team’s matches and claims about the revelation of sensitive information

Ireland's Andrew McBrine bowls to England's Ben Duckett at Lord's Cricket Ground in London. Picture: INPHO

IPG Group, the Dubai-based sports broadcaster, is suing Cricket Ireland, demanding €600,000 it says it is owed, as well as damages for what it claims was the exposure of confidential information to a rival.

In papers filed in the High Court, lawyers for IPG Group set out that the Cricket Union Company Limited — the company behind Cricket Ireland — had published a tender for a company to be granted production rights.

The tender would ...