Sky Sports has struck a new long-term deal with the ICC under which it’ll broadcast events such as the ICC Cricket World Cups and ICC T20 World Cups through until 2031.
Over the course of the partnership there’ll be both a major international men’s and women’s event each year plus a World Test Championship Final every two years.
ICC Chief Executive, Geoff Allardice said: “We are delighted to partner with Sky Sports until 2031 as the home of ICC cricket in the UK and Ireland. For the first time the partnership will be a direct relationship with Sky Sports which gives us some exciting opportunities for innovative collaborations.
“I am confident this partnership can support our long-term ambition to attract more players and more fans to the game.”
Jonathan Licht, MD, Sky Sports, added: “With more people watching cricket at the highest-level after England men’s and women’s successes in 2017, 2019 and 2022, our award-winning coverage strives to give cricket fans the complete experience, with all the action both on and off the pitch.
“This new direct partnership with the ICC means that Sky Sports viewers in the UK & Ireland can continue to enjoy every ball, run, wicket and catch from every international tournament for many years to come, and we’re all hugely excited to see what’s in store.”