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ECB announces Sky Sports and BBC media rights deals from 2020 onwards

June 30, 2017

The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced the award of media rights for all of its domestic First Class County and international matches, played at home, from 2020 to 2024.

The partnerships with Sky Sports and BBC will deliver a combined income of £1.1 billion for all media rights

The deal will provide fans with live international T20s, matches from the women’s and New T20 competitions, primetime evening highlights, digital clips and radio’s Test Match Special delivered by BBC.

Announcing the new long-term partnerships, Tom HarrisonChief Executive Officer of ECB, said:

“This is a great result for cricket. ECB has secured the reach, revenue and relevance the game deserves, to help it to grow.”

“Sky Sports have offered a true partnership – more than a broadcast deal – with their shared vision for cricket. Their innovation and production standards are widely acclaimed. Here, they further increase their live commitment and have added bold ideas to drive engagement and to help to get a bat and ball in more hands.

“BBC are valuable long-term partners, bringing cricket to listeners, viewers and a new digital audience. We are delighted they will go to another level with live coverage of international and domestic T20 – men’s and women’s – alongside prime-time highlights shows and a commitment to taking the game to even wider audiences.”


Sky Sports:

  • Test matches (Live / Highlights / Clips)
  • International T20 – men (Live / Highlights / Clips)
  • One-Day Internationals – men (Live / Highlights / Clips)
  • England women’s Internationals (Live / Highlights / Clips)
  • New T20 competition (Live / Highlights / Clips)
  • Women’s T20 competition (Live / Highlights / Clips)
  • County Championship (Live / Highlights / Clips)
  • County T20 (Live / Highlights / Clips)
  • One-Day Cup (Live / Highlights / Clips)


  • Test matches (Highlights / Clips)
  • International T20 – men (2 x Live / Highlights / Clips)
  • One-Day Internationals – men (Highlights / Clips)
  • England women’s internationals (1x T20 Live / Highlights / Clips)
  • New T20 competition (10 x Live incl. Final / Clips)
  • Women’s T20 competition ( 8 x Live incl. Final / Clips)
  • County Championship (Clips)
  • County T20 (Clips)
  • One-Day Cup (Clips)

BBC Radio:

  • Live coverage of all competitions, domestic and international

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