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Sky Sports acquires IPL cricket rights

February 17, 2014

cricketSky Sports will show cricket from the Indian Premier League exclusively live for the first time next year.

Subscribers will be able to watch 60 live matches each year, as Sky Sports adds IPL to its portfolio for at least three years from 2015.

Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, said: “It’s the cricket competition that everyone is talking about and from next year, only on Sky Sports can viewers follow the IPL live. Sky Sports’ cricket coverage has never been stronger, offering something for everyone including all the major Test playing nations and all the best players. We can’t wait.”

“Before then, our cricket continues with the best action including ICC World Twenty20 next month and England’s summer Tests against Sri Lanka and India.”

Launched in 2008, the IPL features many of the world’s best players in a two month competition contested across India, with matches drawing huge crowds that create lively atmospheres.

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