England men’s and women’s Ashes tours to be broadcast on BT Sport

England head Down Under to face Australia this winter

Rory Dollard
Monday 08 November 2021 11:57
<p>England head Down Under to face Australia this winter</p>

England head Down Under to face Australia this winter

BT Sport will be showing both of England’s Ashes tours this winter as part of a new broadcast deal with Cricket Australia

BT showed the marquee Test series for the first time in 2017/18 and has retained exclusive rights for the men’s Ashes trip, which begins on December 8 and the subsequent women’s leg, starting on January 27.

The new rights package runs through to 2025 and will also cover England men’s white-ball tour next year. Cricket fans will already need access to BT Sport’s platform if they are to catch England’s Caribbean tours in 2022, due to a separate agreement with Cricket West Indies.

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 a 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.”

There has been no official announcement about BT Sport’s punditry team, but reports in the summer suggested a commentary feed from host broadcasters Fox and Channel 7 would be used in addition to a London-based studio production.

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