Sky Sports announces 2015 county cricket coverage

Sky Sports will broadcast 50 county matches throughout the 2015 season as part of the broadcaster’s biggest year of live cricket.

Every team will feature at least once across the three domestic competitions – the NatWest T20 Blast, the Royal London One-Day Cup and the LV= County Championship.

Live coverage starts on Friday, May 15, when defending T20 Blast champions Birmingham Bears take on Nottinghamshire Outlaws at Trent Bridge.

A host of top talent from the 2015 Cricket World Cup will be playing domestic cricket this season, including several members of the ICC team of the tournament.

Viewers will be able to see in-form stars like Brendon McCullum (Birmingham Bears) and Glenn Maxwell (Yorkshire Vikings) alongside big hitters like Chris Gayle (Somerset), Kumar Sangakkara (Surrey) and Shahid Afridi (Northamptonshire Steelbacks) live on Sky throughout the summer.

Bryan Henderson, Sky Sports executive producer for cricket, said: “This season you can catch the best of the domestic cricket action on Sky Sports with every county, all three competitions and 50 live games.

“With a host of stars from the World Cup having joined county teams, there’ll be lots of big hitting and quality domestic cricket live on Sky this summer.”

The Sky Sports cameras visit Headingley on June 5 for the Roses match as Yorkshire Vikings face Lancashire Lightning, on the day the England squad will be available to play in the NatWest T20 Blast.

On Finals Day, which will be held on Saturday, August 29, Sky Sports will show all three games as the champions of the competition are crowned.

In a packed cricket schedule, viewers can also see the IPL, England’s tour of the West Indies, the one-day international against Ireland, the series against New Zealand, The Ashes and, for the first time, every ball of the Women’s Ashes, all live on Sky Sports.

Fans will be able to watch the action live on mobile, laptop and selected tablets via Sky Go wherever they are and follow live over-by-over commentary and scorecards of every match.

Ian Ward, Charles Colville and Matt Floyd will present Sky Sports’ live country cricket coverage throughout the summer and will be joined by regulars Nick Knight, David Lloyd, Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton, Dominic Cork and many more.

Sky Sports News will continue to provide daily reports from county and international matches throughout the year, as well as views and analysis from the Sky Sports team, while the Sky Sports cricket has the latest live scores, interviews and news.

Non-subscribers to Sky Sports can also see the matches without a contract through online streaming service NOW TV. By purchasing a Sky Sports Day Pass for £6.99 or Sky Sports Week Pass for £10.99, they can enjoy access to all seven Sky Sports channels and watch on a TV with a NOW TV Box or on a range of devices.

In January, Sky Sports extended its broadcast partnership with the England & Wales Cricket Board until 2019, increasing its unrivalled commitment to English cricket for a further two years.

The agreement offers cricket fans unprecedented coverage of England home fixtures, county matches, women’s and age grade cricket, and takes the existing partnership into its 14th year.

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 2015 County Cricket on Sky Sports – Confirmed Live Games
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 FRIDAY 15th MAY
 
 Notts Outlaws v Birmingham Bears
 NatWest T20 Blast
 
 
18:30
 
 
   
 SATURDAY 16th MAY
 
 Essex Eagles v Surrey
 NatWest T20 Blast
 
 
13:00
 
 
  
 FRIDAY 22nd MAY
 
 Hampshire v Kent Spitfires
 NatWest T20 Blast
 
 
19:00
 
 
  
 THURSDAY 28th MAY
 
 Leicestershire Foxes v Durham Jets
 NatWest T20 Blast
 
 
17:30
 
 
  
 FRIDAY 29th MAY
 
 Derbyshire Falcons v Lancashire Lightning
 NatWest T20 Blast
 
 
19:00
 
 
  
 THURSDAY 4th JUNE
 
 Hampshire v Middlesex
 NatWest T20 Blast
 
 
18:30
 
 
  
 FRIDAY 5th JUNE
 
 Yorkshire Vikings v Lancashire Lightning
 NatWest T20 Blast
 
 
18:30
 
 
   
 SATURDAY 6th JUNE
 
 Durham Jets v Birmingham Bears
 NatWest T20 Blast
 
 
14:30
 
 
  
 SUNDAY 7th JUNE
 
 Worcestershire Rapids v Notts Outlaws
 NatWest T20 Blast
 
 
14:30
 
 
  
   

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