BT Sport has extended its broadcasting arrangements with the Australian men’s and women’s cricket teams until 2025, including the prominent The Ashes tournament.
The four-year agreement between the subscription sports broadcaster and Cricket Australia will enable English cricket fans to watch the national team compete against Australia in this year’s Ashes, as well as the 2022 One Day International (ODI) and T20 tours.
As result of the agreement, all four England series over the time period will be made available live exclusively on BT Sport, whilst Australia’s white ball series against the New Zealand and Sri Lankan teams will also be broadcast.
It was reported by the Daily Mail earlier this year that the firm had beaten rivals Sky Sports to the England vs Australia series, allegedly paying £80 million to secure the contract from Cricket Australia covering 2016 to 2021.
Simon Green, Head of BT Sport, said: “We loved bringing the highs, lows and controversy of the Ashes to our viewers in 2017/18 and relish the opportunity to bring our viewers all the action from both the men’s and women’s Ashes in 2021/22.
“BT Sport’s cricket content has continued to grow since we signed our first rights deal with Cricket Australia, and we are delighted to be bringing more world class men’s and women’s cricket from Australia to fans across the UK.”
The extended contract with Cricket Australia has further expanded BT Sport’s portfolio of cricket events, which currently includes West Indies men’s and women’s domestic and international matches – as part of an agreement which saw the outlet gain coverage of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) – and New Zealand’s men’s and women’s home international games.