Sky in late deal for England’s West Indies T20 matches

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky has reached a deal to show the final two matches of the England national cricket team’s tour of the West Indies, according to the Press Association news agency.

An agreement was sealed yesterday (Thursday) between Sky and the Cricket West Indies governing body, which is hosting the tour.

Sky originally acquired rights for England’s 2019 tour of the West Indies when only one Twenty20 match was scheduled to take place.

Two more fixtures were then added – to take place today (Friday) and on Sunday – but Sky refused to meet Cricket West Indies’ asking price of up to $1m (€900,000) each for the two extra matches.

According to cricket news website Wisden, Cricket West Indies had considered streaming coverage of the matches on its digital platforms if a deal could not be agreed.