BT might have snatched Ashes coverage away, but Sky has bounced back by scoring rights to England’s 2016 tour of Bangladesh.
The deal with the ICC will see Sky Sports add two tests and three one-day internationals to its existing coverage rights, which now means Sky has all of England’s matches live and exclusive for the next two years, with the notable exception of any one-day and T20 internationals played in Australia, which will be broadcast by BT.
Related: How to get Sky Sports, BT Sport and how to get the best dealsBarney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, said: “Sky Sports will offer the complete England story – home and away – over the next two years. It’s exciting times for English cricket and thanks to this agreement our viewers can follow the team’s progress in all formats of the game, including ICC events.
“There’s a real sense of excitement building around English cricket after a thrilling Ashes summer and Sky will be with the team every step of the way.”
On top of every ICC competition until 2023, Sky Sports will broadcast over 50 England tests and more than 360 days of live England cricket.
Sky Sports also has the rights to ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC World Twenty20 and ICC Champions Trophy, along with coverage rights to IPL, India Cricket, Cricket Sri Lanka, Cricket South Africa, Cricket New Zealand and West Indies Cricket games.