Sky Sports secures live rights
Sky Sports has won the live rights to all ICC events over the next two years, including the World Cup in 2011.
The deal grants Sky Sports live and highlights rights across all platforms - television, mobile and internet - to some of the sport’s biggest one-day and Twenty20 competitions featuring all the major nations.
The following will be shown live on Sky:
World Cup – live coverage of cricket’s most important one-day competition from India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, beginning in February 2011.
World Twenty20 – the next two competitions live; from England this month and the West Indies in 2010.
Champions Trophy – live coverage of this year’s tournament, taking place in South Africa during September and October.
Women’s and under-19s cricket – the semi finals and final of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in England this month live, plus the U-19s World Cup from Kenya in 2010.
Sky’s live coverage of ICC events began with the 1992 World Cup and has continued with every World Cup since, the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 from South Africa in 2007, several Champions Trophies and for the first time, matches from this year’s women’s World Cup.
Sky Sports will screen every game from the current ICC World Twenty20 exclusively live, beginning with England against Holland at Lord’s tomorrow.