No TV deal for England tour of India subsequent winter with Sky Sports activities deciding to not negotiate with the BBCI over Check, ODI and T20 matches
- Sky Sports activities in superior talks to display subsequent month’s collection in Sri Lanka
- Broadcaster has not proven any internationals in India since finish of their contract
- Additionally they misplaced the rights to cowl the IPL to home rivals BT Sport final 12 months
England followers might be denied the chance to observe subsequent 12 months’s essential Check tour to India as a home TV deal for the four-match collection has but to be agreed.
Sportsmail has discovered that Sky Sports activities are in superior talks with Sri Lankan Cricket over rights to broadcast subsequent month’s two-match collection that precedes the India journey, however are usually not negotiating with the Indian Board (BCCI) over the winter’s predominant Check collection and the 5 one-day internationals and three T20s that had been confirmed final week.
Sky haven’t broadcast worldwide cricket from India since their final contract expired two years in the past amid what the broadcaster deemed to be the BBCI’s extreme calls for.
Joe Root’s England face India within the closing collection of the inaugural World Check Championship
Additionally they misplaced the rights to cowl the IPL to home rivals BT Sport final 12 months, resulting in fears that followers may miss out on England’s closing collection of the inaugural World Check Championship as Joe Root’s facet try and qualify for subsequent summer time’s closing at Lord’s.
Sky may but agree a separate sub-licensing take care of world rights holders Star Sports activities, however that relationship has additionally been examined by the fall-out from final 12 months’s IPL negotiations. The competitors had been screened by Sky since 2015, however India’s home broadcaster Star have since bought the rights on to BT.
In the meantime, England’s new Check recruit Dan Lawrence discovered himself in scorching water at Australia’s Large Bash on Monday after apparently breaching Covid-19 protocols.
England cricket’s tour of India early subsequent 12 months will embody a day-night Check in Ahmedabad
They’ll change into the primary worldwide facet to play on the Sardar Patel Stadium (above)