New Zealand Cricket in new broadcasting deal with SKY TV

Louise Duffy | 05-09-2012

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has announced a new two-year deal with SKY TV for the broadcasting of all home domestic and international cricket matches.

The agreement runs through to March 2014 and will include tours by England, the West Indies and India. SKY will also broadcast a number of domestic HRV Cup matches on Friday nights.

NZC chief executive David White said: "New Zealand Cricket has enjoyed a strong relationship with SKY and we are thrilled to be extending our agreement.

"SKYs commitment to cricket is highlighted by its offer to broadcast HRV Cup matches on Friday evenings, helping extend the reach of our highly entertaining Twenty20 competition.

"Part of NZCs mission is to have more people playing and more people watching cricket. The partnership with SKY will play a key role in delivering on that vision."

Richard Last, director of sports content at SKY Television, said: "We are thrilled to further extend our partnership with New Zealand Cricket with whom we have developed a very strong relationship over a long period.

"We are especially excited about the introduction of Friday night HRV Cup matches where we will have the opportunity to provide even greater exposure for cricket in this country.

"There are some of important international tours coming up, including England and India, and we are looking forward to showcasing top international cricket from New Zealand to fans around the world.

"We very much look forward to continuing this association over the next two years."