Foxtel makes late play for Australia’s West Indies cricket tour

Pay-television broadcaster Foxtel Group has secured the rights to Australian cricket team’s tour of the West Indies.

The Australian broadcaster made a late play for the cricket series, which commenced on Saturday in St Lucia, as part of a deal which will see Foxtel screen the five T20 matches and three one-day internationals via its Fox Cricket channel and Kayo Sports streaming platform.

The deal, which was brokered by the Pitch International agency, bolsters Foxtel’s rights portfolio which already includes the domestic rights for Cricket Australia competitions from 2018/19 to 2023/24.

Foxtel also had agreements in place for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup, the Indian Premier League (IPL), as well as deals with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket South Africa.

Fox Cricket General Manager, Matt Weiss, stated: “It’s great news that Fox Cricket will showcase the Aussie tour of the West Indies. It’s an important tour with places up for grabs for the ICC T20 World Cup later this year.

“As the home of cricket for fans in Australia, we will also have every match of the T20 World Cup live and exclusive leading into the Ashes tour starting in December.”

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