CRICKET: England v New Zealand – Live on Sky Sports, Highlights on Channel 5

May 13, 2013

England get a mouth-watering summer of cricket underway in May as they welcome New Zealand for two tests, three ODIs and two T20 internationals.

While the contest has unfairly been touted by some as a mere warm-up for the upcoming back-to-back Ashes series with Australia, a harder-than-expected tour to the Black Caps’ homeland in March has added spice to New Zealand’s visit.

Every twist and turn of the series will be broadcast live and in high-definition on Sky Sports HD, while Channel 5 will screen prime-time free-to-air highlights of all the action throughout the summer.

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CRICKET: Sky Sports announces 2013 County Cricket coverage

February 22, 2013

Sky Sports has confirmed its bumper live schedule of live English county cricket for the 2013 season.

They will show each county at least three times during the summer, with 60 live fixtures from the Yorkshire Bank 40, LV=County Championship and Friends Life t20.

In addition, Sky cameras will be at Essex when they host the England team for their Ashes warm-up match in preparation for their summer clashes against the Australians.

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CRICKET: Tony Greig – 1946-2012

December 29, 2012

Former England captain and popular television commentator Tony Greig has died aged 66 after suffering a heart attack in Sydney.

A much-loved voice of the game across the world, he played 58 Tests for England from 1972 to 1977, including 14 as skipper, before relinquishing the captaincy to join up with Australian media mogul Kerry Packer’s breakaway World Series.

After retiring from the game, Greig went on to become one of the popular and distinctive voices in cricket television commentary, working primarily for Australian network Channel Nine on their coverage of home Tests and limited overs matches for more than 30 years.

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CRICKET: Sky Sports secures long-term deals for live international cricket

September 19, 2012

Sky Sports has strengthened its position as the home of live cricket by securing six more England overseas tours, including next year’s Ashes series in Australia, under three new deals.

Long-term agreements with three international cricket boards will bring a range of live test cricket from Australia (2012-2016), South Africa (2012-2020) and India (2012-2018), giving Sky Sports viewers exclusive live coverage of six England overseas series as well as series featuring every test playing nation.

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BROADCASTING: Freddie Flintoff explores the ‘Hidden Side of Sport’ in new BBC documentary

October 15, 2011

Former England cricketer Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff will probe what lies beneath the glossy veneer of the professional sporting world by exploring its relationship with depression in a new BBC documentary.

Freddie Flintoff: Hidden Side Of Sport will see him embark on a journey to learn more about depression, its presence in sport and the measures that can be taken to help players who suffer with this debilitating illness.

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