Comcast-owned pay TV operator Sky’s Sky Sports unit has announced a five-year cricket broadcast rights deal with the new South Africa T20 cricket league, adding to their cricket portfolio.
Starting on January 10 for four weeks, Sky will air 33 matches across Sky Sports Cricket channels for the first time.
The League features six privately-owned teams, who will play each other twice in a round-robin stage before the semis and final, live on Sky Sports.
In a statement, Bryan Henderson, Director of Cricket at Sky Sports, said, “We are delighted to add the SA20 to our portfolio of cricket rights. We believe it will be a terrific competition involving some of the best English players.”
Sky said it welcomes SA20 to Sky Sports as a new leading event on the world T20 cricket schedule, enabling access for both current, unique and a younger generation of cricket fans to watch some of the greatest players perform on the global stage.
Sky Sports will also broadcast the three England Men’s ODI’s taking place in South Africa on January 27 and 29 and February 1, 2023.
Among the high-profile players participating in the competition are Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran, Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan and Moeen Ali.
All 33 matches will be broadcast live on the Sky Sports Cricket channel.