On Tour with BT Sport: England cricket in New Zealand and West Indies to be broadcast live

England cricket on BT Sport starts with the women’s tour of New Zealand this month followed by the West Indies in 2022.

Published: 5 February 2021 - 12.26pm

BT Sport is happy to announce a host of new exclusive cricket content, including England men’s and women’s tours of the West Indies and New Zealand.

We will show all men’s and women’s domestic and international cricket in West Indies and New Zealand across a multi-year agreement.

The deal includes multiple England tours, starting this year with the women’s visit to New Zealand, as well as the New Zealand men’s series against Australia in February and March and Bangladesh men’s visit in March.

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BT Sport has already begun broadcasting cricket from New Zealand, including the recent Test series victory over Pakistan that sealed the Black Caps' place at the top of the ICC Test rankings, and the men’s and women’s Super Smash T20 competitions.

Next year, we will broadcast England men’s tour of the West Indies, which will see Joe Root’s Test side looking for revenge following a 2-1 series defeat in 2019.

BT Sport’s rights with the Cricket West Indies extend to all men’s and women’s domestic and international cricket in the Caribbean, which sees the world’s most exciting players on show in prime-time slots.

Men’s and women’s domestic and international cricket in West Indies and New Zealand will be shown on BT Sport

As well as England’s visit in 2022, we will broadcast a packed schedule of international cricket from the West Indies this year. 

First up will be Sri Lanka, who they face across all formats in February and March. The West Indies then welcome South Africa, Australia and Pakistan to the Caribbean over the course of June, July and August.

With start times in the late afternoons and early evenings, cricket lovers across the country will be able to watch the world’s top players and teams in action without having to set their alarms or stay up through the night.

Irish Cricket fans will also be able to see the Men in Green in 2022, as they visit the West Indies for three One Day Internationals and three T20 Internationals.

The young Irish team are making great strides and recorded a stunning victory over the top-ranked One Day International side, England, in 2020. With the 2023 World Cup on the horizon, Graham Ford’s men will be champing at the bit to prove they can compete with the top sides in the world.

BT Sport’s latest deals with New Zealand and West Indies are a huge step for its cricket broadcasting and will mean that in just over 12 months, subscribers will have been able to watch all the heavyweights of world cricket live on the network.

Rachel Knight, Rights Director at BT Sport said: “We want to provide customers with the best sport from across the globe, so we are delighted to add the England men’s and women’s cricket teams to our line-up. 

“In addition to some hugely important and enticing Test and T20 International matches over the next 18 months, the new rights in New Zealand and West Indies will see the world’s top cricketers regularly on BT Sport.”

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