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Fox Sports signs ECB rights deal ahead of England-Sri Lanka series

Australian pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports has agreed a four-year rights deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Under the deal, which runs from 2016 to 2019, Fox Sports will show all home England Test matches.

The agreement was signed ahead of the start of the English international summer, which commences today (Thursday) with the first Test between England and Sri Lanka at Headingley, Leeds.

Fox Sports’ agreement with the ECB excludes the Ashes series between England and Australia, which remains on Australia’s anti-siphoning list of sporting events reserved for coverage on free-to-air television.