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Foxtel extends Cricket deal for South Africa, England, India. | TV Tonight

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The Foxtel Group has announced exclusive, multi-year rights extensions with the cricket boards of South Africa, England and India.

The long-term deals will see all competitions and all Australian men’s and women’s Test, One Day International (ODI) and T20 tours played in South Africa, England (except The Ashes) and India, on FOX Cricket and Kayo Sports.

Foxtel Group Executive Director, Commercial – Sport, Rebecca McCloy, said: “We have been proud partners of Cricket South Africa, the English and Wales Cricket Board and the BCCI for more than a decade. These renewed deals mean that the Foxtel Group will continue to deliver customers unrivalled coverage of the biggest and best line-up of international and local cricket.

“Alongside our comprehensive rights to domestic cricket, which we have until 2031, this announcement is great news for our millions of subscribers who can continue enjoy the most extensive coverage of cricket in Australia and around the world.”

FOX Cricket is also home to New Zealand Cricket and the Indian Premier League as well as all Australian men’s and women’s Tests, One Day Internationals, T20s, and Big Bash League and Women’s Big Bash League Matches.

Over the last 12 months, 53 million hours of cricket was streamed across Foxtel Group, almost two thirds of which were streamed on Kayo Sports.

The announcement comes as FOX Cricket revealed its 2023/24 commentary team at its ‘Summer of Cricket’ launch event: Wasim Akram, Ravi Shastri and Brian Lara along with returning international experts Isa Guha, Michael Vaughan, Ian Smith and Harsha Bhogle. Adam Gilchrist hosts with Mike Hussey, Mark Howard, Mel Jones, Brad Haddin, Brendon Julian, Allan Border, Brett Lee, Kerry O’Keeffe, Mark Waugh, Megan Barnard, Sarah Jones all to feature.

Current Australian champions including David Warner, Usman Khawaja and Alyssa Healy will also spend time behind the microphone outside of their playing commitments.

The FOX Cricket line-up boasts a total of 1131 tests, 2525 ODI’s and 389 T20 internationals – a total of 4045 international matches in all formats.

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