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Sky Sports have been given permission to broadcast all major International Cricket Council (ICC) events from 2015 to 2023 to their viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Since Sky Sports have an exclusive arrangement with STAR, who were awarded the global rights from the ICC, residents in the UK and Ireland will be allowed to enjoy more than 250 days of live cricket from 2015 to 2023.
“We’re delighted to be awarded the ICC rights and strengthen Sky Sports’ unrivalled commitment to cricket even further,” Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis said. “Our cricket schedule keeps getting stronger and by adding events such as the World Cup, World Twenty20 and Champions Trophy, we’ve never offered our viewers such choice from all formats of the game.”
In addition to this, Sky Sports recently secured the rights to broadcast more than 60 Indian Premier League (IPL) matches from next year.
The ICC rights awarded to Sky Sports are:
ICC Cricket World Cup – live coverage of the next two tournaments and qualifiers; from England and Wales in May 2019 and India in February 2023.
ICC World Twenty20 – live coverage of the next two competitions; from India in March 2016 and Australia in October 2020.
ICC Champions Trophy – live coverage of the One-Day International tournament to be held in England and Wales in June 2017 and India in October 2021.
ICC Women’s World Cup – live coverage of the next two Women’s World Cups, to be held in England and Wales in August 2017 and New Zealand in November 2021.
ICC Women’s World Twenty20 – live coverage of the next two Women’s World Twenty20 competitions; to be held in the West Indies in November 2018 and South Africa in October 2022.
ICC Under-19 World Cup – live coverage of the next four events; from Bangladesh in January 2016, New Zealand in January 2018, South Africa in January 2020 and the West Indies in January 2022.