Howzat? Sky Scores Aussie Cricket Deal

Sky has signed a deal with Cricket Australia for three more years of live coverage.

The agreement includes both men’s and women’s international games, along with the respective Big Bash League competitions.

It starts with the first of three test matches between Australia and South Africa, at the WACA Ground in Perth on Thursday (Sky Sport 3, from 3.30pm).

This clash will be followed by the Chappell-Hadlee Series and then tests, one-day-internationals and T20 games featuring Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The women’s team, the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars take on New Zealand’s White Ferns in three T20s, which will be broadcast as double-headers with the men’s games against Sri Lanka in February.

The KFC Big Bash League and the Rebel WBBL will start in December. The first broadcast WBBL games will be during the opening weekend on December 10 and 11, with the BBL following on December 20.

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4 Responses to “Howzat? Sky Scores Aussie Cricket Deal”

  1. I’d heard Duke had been pushing hard for the Big Bash competition if not all of the rights, so it’s a good hold for Sky and means it will be shown in HD!

  2. Yep, Duke needs to go HD for their sports programmes.

  3. Not just sports. Its line-up of superhero hours cry out for HD, and the channel’s competitive ratings should push TVNZ towards an upgrade. Monday’s Halloween movie, The Conjuring, for instance, out-rated Prime’s 60 Minutes and Hannibal Rising in the 25-54 demo.

  4. So true Philip..

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