Sky Sports announces biggest ever summer of cricket

Sky Sports announces biggest ever summer of cricket
Sky Sports will broadcast more hours of cricket than ever before this summer, including live coverage of England’s internationals, the ICC Champions Trophy, the ICC Women’s World Cup, NatWest T20 Blast and more. 

With exclusively live coverage from April through to late September, Sky Sports customers will be able to enjoy an extensive schedule of international cricket as England take on South Africa, West Indies and, for the first time ever on home soil, Ireland. In another first, Sky will broadcast the first day/night Test match in England as part of the Investec West Indies Test series.  

As well as England’s matches, Sky will broadcast the ICC Champions Trophy tournament taking place in England and Wales. The tournament will feature the eight-best cricketing nations from around the world with the final taking place at The Oval on Sunday 18 June. Cricket fans can also look forward to the fast-paced domestic season on Sky Sports, where Northamptonshire, Middlesex and Warwickshire will all be looking to add to their trophy cabinets.  

In addition to the schedule of men’s cricket, viewers will also be able to follow the women’s international and domestic competitions. The England women’s team will be in action in the ICC Women’s World Cup and, for the first time ever, Sky Sports will show live matches from the Kia Super League where the Southern Vipers are hoping to defend the title they won last year. 

Bryan Henderson, Sky Sports Head of Cricket, commented: “There is so much to look forward to this year with more hours of cricket than ever before on Sky Sports. England will want to return to the top of the Test rankings under new captain Joe Root, the Champions Trophy is up for grabs on home soil, and England’s women have the World Cup to play for. It is going to be a long, fascinating summer on Sky Sports.”

Cricket is part of a huge summer of sport on Sky Sports, which includes exclusively live coverage of the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand, golf’s Majors including The Open, US Open and Women’s British Open, F1® in ultra-high definition and much more.  

Non-subscribers of Sky Sports can also watch the action without a contract through online TV streaming service NOW TV. With a Sky Sports Day Pass for £6.99 or Sky Sports Week Pass for £10.99, viewers can enjoy access to all seven Sky Sports channels on TV with a NOW TV Box, on the web or via a range of devices.

Sky Sports – Televised Cricket Schedule 

ICC Champions Trophy 

Group A
England v Bangladesh (Oval): Thursday 1 June
Australia v New Zealand (Edgbaston): Friday 2 June
Australia v Bangladesh (Oval): Monday 5 June 
England v New Zealand (Cardiff): Tuesday 6 June 
New Zealand v Bangladesh (Cardiff): Friday 9 June 
England v Australia (Edgbaston): Saturday 10 June 

Group B
Sri Lanka v South Africa (Oval): Saturday 3 June 
India v Pakistan (Edgbaston): Sunday 4 June 
Pakistan v South Africa (Edgbaston): Wednesday 7 June 
India v Sri Lanka (Oval): Thursday 8 June 
India v South Africa (Oval): Sunday 11 June 
Sri Lanka v Pakistan (Cardiff): Monday 12 June 

Semi-Final 1, A1 v B2 (Cardiff): Wednesday 14 June
Semi-Final 2, A2 v B1 (Edgbaston): Thursday 15 June
Final (Oval): Sunday 18 June 

England v Ireland 

1st ODI (Bristol): Friday 5 May 
2nd ODI (Lord’s): Sunday 7 May

England v South Africa 

1st ODI (Headingley): Wednesday 24 May
2nd ODI (Ageas Bowl): Saturday 27 May
3rd ODI (Lord’s): Monday 29 May 

1st T20 (Ageas Bowl): Wednesday 21 June 
2nd T20 (Taunton): Friday 23 June
3rd T20 (Cardiff): Sunday 25 June

1st Test (Lord’s): 6-10 July 
2nd Test (Trent Bridge): 14-18 July 
3rd Test (Oval): 27-31 July
4th Test (Old Trafford): 4-8 August 

England v West Indies 

1st Test (Edgbaston): 17-21 August
2nd Test (Headingley): 25-29 August
3rd Test (Lord’s): 7-11 September 

T20 (Durham): Saturday 16 September 

1st ODI (Old Trafford): Tuesday 19 September 
2nd ODI (Trent Bridge): Thursday 21 September 
3rd ODI (Bristol): Sunday 24 September 
4th ODI (Oval): Wed 27 September 
5th ODI (Ageas Bowl): Friday 29 September 

Royal London One-Day Cup 

Northants v Warwickshire (Northampton): Thursday 27 April
Somerset v Surrey (Taunton): Friday 28 April 
Yorkshire v Lancashire (Headingley): Monday 1 May 
Hampshire v Middlesex (Ageas Bowl): Wed 3 May 
Essex v Sussex (Cloud FM County Ground): Wed 10 May  
Nottinghamshire v Durham (Trent Bridge): Thursday 11 May 
Final round games: Tuesday 16 May and Wednesday 17 May 

Play-Offs: Tuesday 13 June 
Semi-Final 1: Friday 16 June 
Semi- Final 2: Saturday 17 June 
Final (Lord’s): Saturday 1 July 

ICC Women’s World Cup 

26 June – 23 July 
Final (Lord’s): Sunday 23 July 

NatWest T20 Blast 

Essex v Surrey (Cloud FM County Ground): Friday 7 July 
Birmingham v Nottinghamshire (Edgbaston): Saturday 8 July 
Northamptonshire v Yorkshire (Northampton): Tuesday 11 July 
Sussex v Hampshire (Hove): Wednesday 12 July 
Middlesex v Surrey (Lord’s): Thursday 13 July 
Lancashire v Yorkshire (Old Trafford): Friday 14 July 
Glamorgan v Somerset (Cardiff): Saturday 15 July 
Kent v Gloucestershire (Canterbury): Tuesday 18 July 
Worcestershire v Derbyshire (Worcester): Wednesday 19 July 
Durham v Leicestershire (Durham): Thursday 20 July 
Surrey v Middlesex (Oval): Friday 21 July 
Nottinghamshire v Northamptonshire (Trent Bridge): Saturday 22 July 
Gloucestershire v Glamorgan (Bristol): Tuesday 25 July 
Yorkshire v Durham (Headingley): Wednesday 26 July 
Kent v Somerset (Canterbury): Thursday 27 July 
Sussex v Middlesex (Hove): Friday 28 July 
Essex v Gloucestershire (Cloud FM County Ground): Sat 29 July 
Northampton v Birmingham (Northampton): Tuesday 1 August 
Leicestershire v Nottinghamshire (Leicester): Wednesday 2 August 
Middlesex v Hampshire (Lord’s): Thursday 3 August 
Birmingham v Worcestershire (Edgbaston): Friday 4 August 
Hampshire v Glamorgan (Ageas Bowl): Thursday 10 August 
Yorkshire v Lancashire (Headingley): Friday 11 August 
Somerset v Kent (Taunton): Sat 12 August 
Surrey v Sussex (Oval): Sunday 13 August 
Derby v Durham (Derby): Tuesday 15 August 
Lancashire v Worcestershire (Old Trafford): Wednesday 16 August 
Further games tbc 

Quarter-Finals: Tuesday 22 August – Friday 25 August 
Finals Day (Edgbaston): Saturday 2 September 

Kia Women’s Super League 

Vipers v Storm (Ageas Bowl): Thursday 10 August
Diamonds v Thunder (Headingley): Friday 11 August
Storm v Lightning (Taunton): Saturday 12 August
Stars v Diamonds (Oval): Sunday 13 August 
Lightning v Vipers (Derby): Tuesday 15 August
Thunder v Stars (Old Trafford): Wednesday 16 August 

Finals Day (Hove): Friday 1 September 

Specsavers County Championship
Matches tbc 

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