In 40 years Australian cricket is experiencing biggest network shakeup as nine network loses the rights and Foxtel expecting to start broadcast from summer.
Nine lost the rights after they acquire the rights to the Australian summer of tennis, which is expected to begin in summer of 2020.
“Nine is immensely proud of our decade’s long association between Wide World of Sports and the game of cricket in this country,” a Nine spokesperson said. “We wish Cricket Australia and its new broadcast partners well for the future success of the game. Cricket will continue to be a part of Nine’s schedule in the future with the current deal in place, the next Ashes series in 2019, the ODI World Cup and the T20 World Cups to be held in Australia all will be broadcasted on nine.
The deal – reported by News Corp Australia to be worth $1bn and it includes internationals and Big Bash League games.
We hope that Australian cricket fans get the same amount to if not more access to cricket with this huge network change, and it should benefit fans the most.