The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced it had agreed an overseas TV rights deal with Fox Sports which will enable the broadcaster to screen live coverage of India’s tour of England to viewers in Australia.
Under the terms of the deal, Fox Sports will also show coverage of New Zealand’s international matches in England next summer and this weekend’s MCC v Rest of the World match at Lord’s.
Viewers in Australia will be able to see all the action in the five-match Investec Test Series between England and India which starts at Trent Bridge next Wednesday as well as The Royal London One-Day International Series and the NatWest International T20 fixture later in the summer.
ECB Chief Executive David Collier said: “Today’s announcement reflects the enormous interest India’s tour of England is generating right across the cricketing world and we are delighted that cricket fans in Australia will now be able to see every ball bowled when the teams meet this summer.”
FOX Sports CEO, Patrick Delany, said: “Cricket fans in Australia have been asking for television coverage of this tour and we are thrilled that we’ll be delivering exclusive coverage to thousands of Australian-based England and India fans who won’t want to miss a ball once the action starts next week.
“The addition of the next two tours in England also rounds out our extensive schedule of international cricket over the next 12 months, including showing every game live of the 2015 Cricket World Cup,” Delany added.