Sky Sports have secured rights for six more England overseas tours, including the tour in India.
Long-term agreements with three international cricket boards will bring a range of live Test cricket from Australia (2012-2016), South Africa (2012-2020) and India (2012-2018) and give Sky Sports viewers coverage of six England overseas series as well as Test cricket featuring every Test nation.
England’s tour in India this winter is the first of two England Test series under the 6-year deal. As well as the England tour of 2016-17, Sky Sports viewers will see matches against Australia, West Indies, South Africa, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, said; “Test cricket has always been core to Sky Sports and it continues this winter with the start of a six-year deal with India. Then, as England look to take the Test crown back from South Africa our viewers can see their next two series in South Africa.”
“These deals give our viewers great live cricket guaranteed for years ahead; our cricket schedule is simply stronger than ever with England at home and on Tour, the leading ICC events, the major Test nations and a depth of County cricket, a line-up of live cricket right through the calendar.”