The deal includes exclusive rights in Australia to the iconic Investec Ashes Series and the Royal London one-day international series and NatWest International T20 matches in 2015 and 2019. England’s other home international series are not included in the package, meaning the ECB can sell these rights to other Australian broadcasters.
Nine holds the Australian domestic broadcast rights for the upcoming Ashes Series which begins in Brisbane on November 21st 2013.
David Collier, ECB Chief Executive, said: “This broadcasting agreement confirms that the next broadcast contractual cycle will deliver an overall increase in revenues compared with the previous four-year period. Nine is one of the foremost cricket broadcasters in the world with a long and distinguished history of covering the game and this deal demonstrates the appeal of Ashes cricket.”