talkSPORT secures T20 rights
May 5, 2016
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced that talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2, the new national, 24-hour sports radio station, have secured broadcast rights to the NatWest T20 Blast and Royal London One-Day Cup competitions for the next two seasons.
The agreement will see talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 broadcast a minimum of 30 live commentaries per season across both competitions and includes a weekly round-the-grounds show dedicated to the Friday night round of NatWest T20 Blast fixtures.
Sanjay Patel, the ECB’s Commercial Director, said: “This is great news for all cricket fans. Our new partnership with talkSPORT means county cricket can reach an even wider audience and will help build on the excellent levels of coverage our domestic game already receives from all sections of the media. It’s also a significant boost for our two major limited overs competitions – both of which saw their crowds increase last summer following a season which resulted in record attendances for domestic and international cricket.