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Sky secures Indian Premier League cricket

BSkyB has secured exclusive rights to Indian Premier League cricket for the first time.

Under the terms of its deal, Sky Sports will air 60 live matches each year for at least three years from 2015.

The agreement gives Sky rights to four of the leading domestic cricket competitions – the Indian Premier League, T20 Blast, Australia’s Big Bash League and South Africa’s Ram Slam T20 Challenge.

Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, said: “It’s the cricket competition that everyone is talking about and from next year, only on Sky Sports can viewers follow the IPL live.  Sky Sports’ cricket coverage has never been stronger, offering something for everyone including all the major Test playing nations and all the best players.  We can’t wait.  Before then, our cricket continues with the best action including ICC World Twenty20 next month and England’s summer Tests against Sri Lanka and India.”