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SKY SPORT SECURES CRICKET AUSTRALIA DEAL

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SKY SPORT SECURES CRICKET AUSTRALIA DEAL

SKY SPORT SECURES CRICKET AUSTRALIA DEAL

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SKY SPORT SECURES SIGNIFICANT SIX YEAR CRICKET AUSTRALIA DEAL
 
SKY Sport is proud to announce that it has signed a significant and exclusive six year deal with Cricket Australia that spans from 2019/20 to 2024-25.
 
That’s right, SKY Sport cricket fans can rest easy knowing that the 2019 BLACKCAPS v Australia Boxing Day test will be broadcast LIVE from the Melbourne Cricket Ground on the home of sport, SKY Sport. 
 
The new SKY Sport Cricket Australia deal includes broadcast rights to the following cricket played in Australia between 2019/20 – 2024-25: Men’s International matches, Women’s International matches, Big Bash League matches, Women’s Big Bash League matches, Men’s Domestic One Day Broadcast matches, Prime Ministers XI matches, Governor-General’s XI matches and Sheffield Shield finals
 
Of particular interest to SKY Sport customers will be the 2019 BLACKCAPS v Australia test series from Boxing Day and the One Day International series in January 2020.
The BLACKCAPS will also play a One Day International series in Australia from February 2021. Future men’s international tours to Australia include the 2021 Ashes and visits from Pakistan, India, South Africa, the West Indies and Sri Lanka.
 
The highlights of the women’s international schedule includes an Ashes series, a New Zealand ODI tour and consecutive T20 International Tri Series’ between Australia, England and India in 2020 and 2021.
 
SKY Director of Sport, Tex Teixeira says: “We are excited to be extending our longstanding relationship with Cricket Australia. With this deal we now have six incredible Australian summers of cricket to look forward to, including the Boxing Day Test which was last played between our two great cricket nations in 1987.”
 
Cricket Australia Acting Executive General Manager Broadcasting & Commercial Antonia Beggs said:

“We’re excited to partner with SKY Sport again as our exclusive New Zealand broadcast partner, giving cricket fans in New Zealand the chance to watch the next six years of the Australian cricket summer,” Beggs said. 

“This summer promises to offer some high-quality international cricket with our women and men taking on Sri Lanka to start the season, but we know BLACKCAPS  fans will be holding out for the Boxing Day Test where New Zealand return for the first time in 32 years.

“We admired from a distance the support the New Zealand cricket fans gave their team in the lead up to the ICC Cricket World Cup final, so we’ve got no doubt it will be the same this Australian summer and for years to come.

“As World Cup finalists, we’re really looking forward to having the New Zealand team back in Australia in March for the three-match Gillette ODI series where both teams will don their respective 1999 retro kits.

“SKY Sport will also broadcast the KFC Big Bash League and the Rebel WBBL, with the fifth instalment of the women’s domestic T20 competition earmarking a significant moment for the competition when it goes to a standalone season for the first time in its history,” Beggs said.
 
The below schedules focus on the international calendars for both Australian men’s and women’s domestic based matches. 
 
Year 1: Season 2019-20
 
T20 Internationals: Sri Lanka - Oct (3)
T20 Internationals: Pakistan - Nov (3)
Tests: Pakistan - Nov-Dec (2)
Tests: New Zealand - Dec-Jan (3)
One Day Internationals: New Zealand - Jan (3)
   
Tours for Women's International Matches 
 
Year 1: Season 2019-20
 
One Day Internationals: Sri Lanka - Sep-Oct (3)
T20 Internationals: Sri Lanka - Sep-Oct (3)
T20 Internationals: Tri Series - England & India - Jan-Feb (7)
 
Please note: Cricket Australia may make changes to the structure of this schedule and the matches, tours, tournaments and competitions organised by Cricket Australia in its absolute discretion.