Australia's Fox Sports acquires English cricket rights
Rebecca Hawkes | 04 July 2014
Fox Sports has agreed a new broadcasting rights deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board, to show live coverage of the home series against India and 2015's pre-Ashes series against New Zealand.
Also included in the deal is this weekend's match between MCC and a Rest of the World XI at Lord's cricket ground in London.
"Today's announcement reflects the enormous interest India's tour of England is generating right across the cricketing world and we are delighted that cricket fans in Australia will now be able to see every ball bowled when the teams meet this summer," said David Collier, chief executive, ECB.
The test series between England and India starts on 9 April at Trent Bridge.
Patrick Delany, CEO, Fox Sports, said: "Cricket fans in Australia have been asking for television coverage of this tour and we are thrilled that we'll be delivering exclusive coverage to thousands of Australian-based England and India fans who won't want to miss a ball once the action starts next week.
"The addition of the next two tours in England also rounds out our extensive schedule of international cricket over the next 12 months, including showing every game live of the 2015 Cricket World Cup," Delany added.