ECB and Sky Sports (link: http://www.skysports.com) extended its partnership until 2019, increasing the broadcaster’s unrivalled commitment to English cricket.
The agreement offers cricket fans unprecedented coverage of all England teams and County Cricket, and will take the existing partnership into its 14th year.
Sky Sports viewers can enjoy a further two years of BAFTA award-winning coverage offering:
Test Matches – all of England’s Test matches played at home, including series against Pakistan and India in 2018 and the Ashes in 2019.
Internationals – all One-Day Internationals and T20 matches, including Australia in 2018 and Pakistan in 2019, as well as England Women.
County matches – at least 60 days of domestic cricket each summer covering each of the major competitions.
Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, commented: “We're passionate about our commitment to the game, including the men and women’s England teams and the County set up, and we're delighted to extend our partnership with the ECB.
“Since 2006, our viewers have enjoyed the incredible successes and we look forward to continuing the partnership until at least 2019."
The extension will allow the ECB to continue to deliver record investment across all levels of the recreational, first-class and international game.
Since 2006, when Sky became the ECB’s principal live TV broadcast partner, over £150m has been invested to help strengthen the game, by improving international, First Class and local facilities, as well recruiting over 45,000 more grassroots coaches and over two million state school children to take up the game.