Hong Kong fans can breathe easier after Cable TV announced they will telecast live the star-studded Indian Premier League matches from tomorrow. A two-year deal was struck yesterday between Cable TV and World Sports Group, which, along with Sony Television, has paid US$918 million for the IPL TV rights for 10 years. Cable TV did not disclose how much they paid for the exclusive rights in Hong Kong which will allow fans to see some of the world's best players in the Twenty20 tournament which began last week. 'I can't reveal details other than we will be showing live all the remaining 51 matches on Channel 63,' confirmed Ivy Ng, Cable TV's external affairs assistant manager. 'It will be free for our current subscribers.' The news was widely welcomed by Hong Kong's passionate cricket community. But there were worries new subscribers would have to pay exorbitant fees to sign on. 'I'm very pleased to hear Cable will be showing the cricket,' said Clive Howard, Hong Kong Cricket Association chairman. 'That is good for cricket fans in Hong Kong. But I don't think I will be signing on as it is too expensive. I will continue to watch it on the internet.' Ravi Nagdev, an ardent fan, said: 'I have been watching it on the IPL T20 website. But the action is very jerky. Now that Cable is showing it, I will definitely subscribe to it.' A long-time subscriber of the pay TV channel, Sanjeev Kumar, said: 'We really appreciate Cable TV's efforts in bringing this exciting piece of action to Hong Kong.'