Live Cricket: Today's Schedules, TV Channels & Start times
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Current TV / streaming contracts for Live Cricket coverage in the UK
Sky Sports currently hold the majority of live Cricket rights in the UK, with the BBC, BT Sport and Viaplay Sports also showing some live coverage. See below for a breakdown of TV contracts by competition and where to watch it live:
- Sky Sports will show selected County Championship cricket on it's dedicated TV channel, Sky Sports Cricket, throughout the domestic season. This deal runs out in 2024.
- All matches not being shown live on Sky Sports will be available via live stream on ECB Match Centre.
- Sky Sports has rights to show selected live, televised matches until 2024.
- ECB Match Centre will live stream non-televised matches.
- Sky Sports currently have TV rights to show all 34 men's and 34 women's matches on Sky Sports Cricket / The Hundred TV channels. Some matches are also shown on their free-to-air channel Sky Sports Mix as well as their YouTube channel.
- The BBC will also broadcast 10 men's and 8 women's games live.
Indian Premier League
- DAZN and Sky now hold the rights to the IPL Cricket on TV from 2023 with all 74 matches shown live.
- BT Sport currently exclusive the TV rights in the UK and will show all five Ashes tests across it's TV and digital platform until 2025.
- Sky Sports has exclusive TV rights to show all England Men's home test match cricket until 2024. The BBC will show daily highlights.
- Sky Sports also has rights to broadcast all England Men's ODI and T20 internationals until 2024. The BBC can show selected match highlights.
- Sky Sports have an exclusive TV contract to show all England Women's Cricket games until 2024. The BBC will show selected Women's highlights.
Overseas International Cricket
- Sky Sports can show live coverage of Test Match Cricket, ODI and T20 internationals from India (deal until 2023), Pakistan and South Africa (until 2024).
- BT Sport currently has TV broadcast rights to show live coverage of all Tests (including The Ashes), T20I's and ODI's from New Zealand (until 2023), West Indies and Australia (both run until 2026).
- Viaplay Sports have TV rights to cover live International Cricket from Zimbabwe and Afghanistan until 2023.
World Cup Cricket
- Sky Sports have exclusive rights to broadcast live coverage of all aspects of World Cup Cricket on TV, including:
- ICC Cricket World Cup (until 2023)
- ICC Women's World Cup (until 2021)
- ICC Men's T20 World Cup (until 2021)
- ICC Women's T20 World Cup (until 2022)
- ICC Under-19 World Cup (until 2022)
Other Overseas Domestic Cricket
- Big Bash League - live on Sky Sports TV until 2023.
- Women's Big Bash League - live on Sky Sports TV for 2023.
- Pakistan Super League - live on Sky Sports until 2024.
- Lanka Premier League - live on Sky Sports for 2023.
- NZ Super Smash - live on BT Sport until 2023.
- Women's Super Smash - live on BT Sport YouTube until 2023.
- Caribbean Premier League - live on BT Sport until 2021.
- Canada Global T20 - currently live on Viaplay Sports.
- Abu Dhabi T10 - shared coverage on Sky Sports Cricket and Viaplay Sports for 2023.
- European Cricket League (T10) - live coverage on Viaplay Sports for 2023.
Cricket Highlights & Live streams
- The BBC currently have TV broadcast rights to show highlights of all ICC international cricket and England home test matches.
- Selected live streams are shown of County Championship Cricket on club websites throughout the domestic season.
Is the cricket on TV today?
Unlike other sports where matches are played outside of normal working hours, Cricket is played on TV most days during the domestic season. Our Cricket on TV guide has all the info on today's matches.
Are England cricket on TV?
Yes, England's cricket matches are covered by Sky Sports in the UK who own the broadcasting rights to all of England's home test matches, ODI's and T20 internationals on TV.
Are this year's Ashes cricket on TV?
Yes, Sky Sports have exclusive TV rights to the 2023 Ashes series against Australia and will show every test match on their dedicated Sky Sports Cricket channel.
Is T20 cricket on TV?
Yes, Sky Sports and BT Sport currently hold the rights to most live T20 cricket matches on TV. The T20 World Cup is exclusive to Sky for both the men's and women's competition.
What channel is the IPL cricket on TV in the UK?
DAZN and Sky Sports are showing the 2023 IPL cricket on TV with all 74 matches broadcast live.
What channel can I watch cricket on TV in the UK?
Most cricket is live on Sky Sports in the UK - however, BT Sport and Viaplay also broadcast overseas international cricket on TV as well as domestic cricket competitions from around the world.
Can I watch cricket for free on TV in the UK?
At the moment, live cricket is mostly available on pay per view channels. The BBC do show selected The Hundred matches live during the season, but most of the free cricket is limited to highlights.