CRICKET: ICC Champions Trophy 2013 – Exclusively live on Sky Sports

June 1, 2013

The eight best teams in international one-day cricket compete for the last-ever ICC Champions Trophy this summer with all the action only on Sky Sports.

Ahead of their Ashes visit later this summer, Australia will be aiming to claim their third consecutive Champions Trophy title in a row having won the competition in convincing fashion four years ago in South Africa and in India back in 2006.

They will face fierce competition from India, the number one ranked side in the world and current World Cup holders, hosts England, led by captain Alastair Cook, and a strong South African side.

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WEEKEND WATCH: Sport On The Box – May 25-26

May 24, 2013

Sport On The Box presents a comprehensive guide to when and where to watch your favourite events this weekend.

With so many great sporting events taking place over one bumper weekend – from Froch v Kessler II to the UEFA Champions League Final, Monaco Grand Prix to French Open tennis and the Aviva Premiership Final to Wentworth’s BMW PGA Championship, it is all set to be a unmissable 48 hours for armchair fans.

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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: Indian Premier League 2013 – Live on ITV4

April 1, 2013

World cricket’s most colourful, controversial and glamourous competition returns to ITV as the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League takes place on the sub-continent.

Another hectic month-and-a-half awaits for some of the sport’s biggest names as they get ready to blend sublime skills with brute power for the biggest T20 competition of them all.

Known for its glamour and razzmatazz, the revolutionary IPL is now in its sixth year and ITV4 will be showing live free-to-air coverage of 72 of the 76 games during the seven-week long festival of T20 cricket, with the four other matches exclusively live on ITV.com.

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BROADCASTING: Tony Gubba – 1943-2013

March 11, 2013

Veteran sports broadcaster Tony Gubba has died aged 69 following a short illness, his family have announced.

A long-serving member of the BBC commentary team, Gubba covered everything from World Cups to Summer and Winter Olympics in a varied and distinguished career that spanned more than five decades.

He was one of the most familiar and versatile personalities of British television sport during his career, fronting iconic BBC shows like Grandstand, Sportsnight and Match of the Day during the 1970s and 80s, and, more recently, was the voice of ITV’s Sunday night celebrity skating show Dancing on Ice.

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CRICKET: ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 – Live on Sky Sports

January 30, 2013

A colossal year for women’s cricket begins on January 31 when the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup gets underway, exclusively live on Sky Sports.

Sky Sports will show live games throughout the competition as Charlotte Edwards’ team, currently the highest ranked nation in women’s one-day cricket, aim to defend the title they won in Sydney four years ago.

There will also be live commentary of every England match, plus the final in Mumbai February 17, on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra and Radio 4 Long Wave.

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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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CHRISTMAS WATCH: Today’s Sport on TV – Christmas Day

December 24, 2012

Sport On The Box’s Christmas Watch series returns for the festive period of 2012 as we guide you through all the must-see live sporting events, plus highlighting the best review shows and documentaries as this sensational sporting year draws to a close.

A bumper line-up of specials on Christmas Day across the Sky Sports channels includes Soccer AM and a review of the thrilling 2012 Ryder Cup.

Sky Sports News pays tribute to ‘the voice of darts’ Sid Waddell in a special half-hour programme, plus the BBC News Channel has its own review of the sporting year.

There is also some live sport on offer as India face Pakistan in a T20 cricket international, the Boxing Day test match between Australia and Sri Lanka begins at the MCG, plus there are three live games from the NBA’s traditional Christmas Day fixtures.

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CHRISTMAS WATCH: Saturday 22nd December

December 22, 2012

Sport On The Box’s Christmas Watch series returns for the festive period of 2012 as we guide you through all the must-see live sporting events each day, plus highlighting the best review shows and documentaries as this sensational sporting year draws to a close.

It’s a busy day of football as the final round of fixtures before Christmas take place across the country. There will be the usual thrills and spills from the Premier League, including two televised matches on Saturday, plus live action from the npower Championship, Spain’s La Liga and Italy’s Serie A.

Elsewhere, the glorious setting of London’s Olympia has been the scene of the 40th staging of the annual International Horse Show, with a fine array of Christmas jumpers from across the glove set to excite the vast crowds for the feature FEI World Cup show jumping qualifier, live on BBC One.

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CRICKET: Caribbean Twenty20 2013 – Live on ESPN

December 18, 2012

ESPN is to bring cricket fans full coverage of the Caribbean Twenty20 – the annual T20 cricket tournament in the region – for the third successive year.

The fourth edition of the tournament is set to feature some of the top players in the world, including those that help guide the West Indies to their first T20 World Cup title in Sri Lanka back in October.

ESPN will broadcast live or as-live coverage of every game from two-week tournament beginning on Sunday, January 6, through to the final in St Lucia on Sunday, January 20.

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CRICKET: Sky Sports to screen England’s next four tours of the Caribbean

December 14, 2012

England’s next four cricket tours of the West Indies will be shown exclusively live on Sky Sports as part of a new eight-year deal.

The agreement with the West Indies Cricket Board, beginning in 2013, features all Tests, ODI and Twenty20 international matches played in the region until 2020.

England will next visit the West Indies in 2014, with a further three tours to follow in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

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BOXING: Freddie Flintoff’s professional debut – Live on BoxNation

November 26, 2012

Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff swaps cricket whites for boxing gloves as he makes his heavyweight boxing debut exclusively live on BoxNation.

In a sporting first, England’s Ashes hero from 2005 and 2009, who made over 200 appearances for his country across all formats of the game, will take up the biggest challenge of career as he faces unbeaten American prospect Richard Dawson in a four-round contest on Friday, November 30 (ring-walk 10.30pm).

Flintoff’s professional debut forms part of an intriguing night of boxing from the north-west, which also features an all-British heavyweight showdown between David Price and Matt Skelton, and British light-welterweight prospect Bradley Saunders.

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