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Sky Sports wins ICC cricket rights

October 13, 2014

By Nik Roseveare

Sky Sports has secured the rights to show international cricket’s biggest events including the ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC World Twenty20 and ICC Champions Trophy.

The agreement means Sky Sports viewers can access exclusive live coverage of 14 ICC competitions, offering over 250 days of live cricket between 2015 and 2023.

STAR has been awarded the global rights from the ICC and Sky Sports has an exclusive arrangement with STAR for broadcast in UK and Ireland.  Sky’s existing agreement for ICC cricket includes the Cricket World Cup next year.

Also, for the first time from 2015, over 60 IPL matches will be added to the schedule, meaning only on Sky Sports can viewers enjoy the world’s top four domestic Twenty20 cricket competitions from India, England, Australia and South Africa.

Barney Francis, Sky Sports Managing Director, said: “We’re delighted to be awarded the ICC rights and strengthen Sky Sports’ unrivalled commitment to cricket even further.  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.”

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