Friday, 4 July 2014

England-India ODIs To Be Live Streamed

The ECB have announced that this summer's 3 ODIs between England and India will be live-streamed over something which I believe the kids call "the intertubes".

This is fantastic news for fans who can't get to the games, which take place at the end of August, at Scarborough Cricket Club and Lords.

The implications of this are particularly interesting, as they build on the precedent set by the streaming of last summer's Lords ODI. Technically speaking, SKY TV own the 100% exclusive broadcast rights to all cricket played in England - from men's tests right down to village! But with SKY not interested in screening these ODIs, a deal has been done allowing the ECB to grab them back.

I'm usually the first person to criticise the ECB for their (many) inadequacies; so on this occasion let me be the one to sing their praises - the fans have been calling for it, and the ECB have made it happen - THANK YOU ECB!


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