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New Zealand Cricket retains Sky connection

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has signed a six-year extension to its rights agreement with New Zealand Cricket, the governing body for the sport in the country.

The new deal grants Sky the rights to broadcast New Zealand’s international matches and NZC’s domestic competitions up until March 2020.

In September 2012, Sky agreed a two-year extension to its relationship with NZC, with that agreement expiring in March.

NZC and Sky have partnered for 20 years and the governing body’s chief executive, David White, said the new deal is a “significant commitment” by both parties.

“We’re delighted with the outcome,” White added. “This agreement reflects cricket’s value as New Zealand’s premium summer sport.”