Sky’s cricket pundits will report on the Test matches from the company’s headquarters in west London
Sky Sports has announced that it will not be sending its expert panel of pundits to cover the upcoming Test series between England and India after rejecting to pay the extra £500,000 demanded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The pundits will instead cover the four Test matches from the Sky headquarters in west London, making it the first time in two decades that there will be no British coverage of an England overseas tour from within the grounds.
The BCCI wanted Sky to pay the extra £500,000 in order for them to have their own personal television studio during each of the four Test matches.
Sky, whose panel of experts include former England captains, Sir Ian Botham, Michael Atherton and Nasser Hussain, along with West Indies pace bowling legend Michael Holding, will instead use footage fed to them by Indian broadcaster Star TV throughout the series.