Channel 4 scoops rights for England’s Test cricket tour of India

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Channel 4 has been confirmed as the official UK broadcaster of the upcoming England’s Test cricket tour of India.

The Guardian publication reports that global rights holder, Star Sports and Channel 4 have officially signed a contract for the entire tour including, four Tests, five Twenty20s and three One Day Internationals.

The deal means the return of Test cricket to terrestrial television in the UK for the first time since the 2005 Ashes.

It is reported that rivals Sky and BT Sport could still be involved in the broadcast in some way or another. An official announcement is expected by the BCCI before Friday when the tour gets underway.

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