Terrestrial coverage of cricket back in England as Channel 4 inks a deal with Star Sports

Abhishek Singh

Abhishek Singh

Author| Feb 4, 10:06 AM

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Courtesy - Twitter


People in England would be able to see LIVE Test cricket on free to air service for the first time in 16 years as Channel 4 has acquired the rights for England’s Test series against India starting from 5th February. 

“Channel 4 will show exclusive free to air coverage of England’s Tests against India,” the channel said in an official statement.  It will be for the first time after the 2005 historic Ashes that Test cricket would be shown on free to air terrestrial channel. 

“First time since 2005 Ashes Live cricket has been made free to air. Highlights will be available on all 4 for those who are unable to wake up as early as 4 am,” the channel added specifying about the highlights feature. 

The first test of the four-match series begins from tomorrow, 5th February at the MA Chia=damabaram Stadium in Chennai. Joe Root’s men fresh from the 2-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka would be up for the Indian challenge even as Zak Crawley, the regular opener getting injured and being ruled out for the first two Tests. 

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