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Michael Vaughan & Mark Nicholas

Michael Vaughan and Mark Nicholas are part of the commentary team at Channel 5, who have agreed a new four-year deal with the ECB to broadcast highlights of international cricket from 2014 through to 2017

The England and Wales Cricket Board has renewed its broadcasting agreement with Channel 5 for highlights coverage of international cricket from 2014-17.

The broadcaster will continue to screen its highlights programme in early evening peak viewing time as part of a new four-year deal with the ECB.

ECB chief executive David Collier said: “The ECB strongly values its relationship with Channel 5 and we welcome their ongoing commitment to cricket.

“Their evening highlights programme provides an excellent snapshot of the day’s play in each Test match and we are delighted that it will continue in an early evening slot which suits viewing patterns for families and younger viewers.”

Jeff Ford, Channel 5’s director of programming, commented: “Channel 5 has been associated with English cricket for over six years, providing new and established fans with the very best in cricket highlights from Test matches and more.

"We're delighted to continue our association with the ECB for another four years and to firmly cement our position as the terrestrial home of English cricket.”