Caribbean: ESPN, ECB sign cricket rights deal
May 24, 2018
ESPN Caribbean and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have announced a new five-year agreement for exclusive multimedia rights to the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) from 2018 to 2022.
As part of the agreement, ESPN will air live coverage in the Caribbean of all international and domestic cricket played in England and Wales over the next five summers. Coverage begins immediately with the first of two England men’s Tests against Pakistan, and later this summer a visit from rival Australia for five ODIs and a T20, followed by a full tour by India for five Tests, three ODIs, and three T20s.
Scott McGlone, ESPN International’s Director of Programming, said: “We are pleased to announce our first ever agreement with ECB in the Caribbean. ESPN is committed to bringing the very best cricket action to fans in the West Indies and what better way to demonstrate this than our alliance with the ECB, which represents both the storied history of the game and its bright future of growth across all formats. This agreement reinforces our commitment to providing fans in the region with high quality and locally relevant programming.”