ICC Names BBC as Exclusive Audio Rights Partner for 2024-2027

ICC Names BBC as Exclusive Audio Rights Partner for 2024-2027

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the BBC as its exclusive audio rights partner for the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, covering all ICC events from 2024 to 2027.

This strategic alliance will also see the BBC producing the Audio World Feed, ensuring cricket enthusiasts around the world receive high-quality, live commentary and coverage of every major ICC event.

Starting with the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup opening match between the USA and Canada on June 1, fans globally can access the action through the ICC’s digital platforms. This partnership highlights the ICC’s dedication to enhancing the accessibility and reach of cricket to its diverse and passionate audience.

In the UK and Ireland, the BBC will utilize its extensive broadcasting platforms, including BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC 5 Sports Extra, to provide comprehensive coverage of ICC events. Additionally, live audio commentary will be available digitally via bbc.co.uk and the BBC Sounds App, allowing fans to follow the games from anywhere.

The BBC has a long-standing history of exceptional cricket coverage, dating back to the first Women’s World Cup in 1973 through to the Men’s Cricket World Cup in India last year.

This partnership will encompass all senior men’s and women’s ICC events, as well as the semi-finals and finals of the men’s and women’s U19 World Cups from 2024 to 2027.

Beyond the live feed, the BBC will also produce Audio Podcasts reviewing every senior men’s event since 1975, including all ICC Cricket World Cups, ICC Champions Trophies, ICC T20 World Cups, and ICC World Test Championship Finals.

For senior women’s events since 2012, including all ICC Cricket World Cups and ICC T20 World Cups, these podcasts will be available in the UK on BBC platforms and globally on the ICC audio player.