Home internationals and the Pakistan Super League will be aired in the UK

Sky Sports cricket

Sky Sports and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have agreed a three-year deal to show Pakistan’s home internationals and the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the UK.

This joins deals the PCB has signed with state broadcaster Pakistan Television (PTV), Willow TV (North America), Flow Sports (the Caribbean), Supersport (Africa) and Sky Sport (New Zealand).

PCB chief executive, Wasim Khan, said: “The homecoming of all cricket has attracted leading sport broadcast partners to place Pakistan cricket on their networks which, in turn, will provide enhanced access to our fans and supporters across the world to follow and stay connected with us.”

Sky Sports director of cricket, Bryan Henderson, added: “We’re delighted to add Pakistan cricket to our portfolio starting with the visit of South Africa later this month, followed by the excellent HBL Pakistan Super League T20 tournament. Later in the year England’s men and women’s teams will play in Karachi – we can’t wait.”

Pakistan’s home season begins with a two-test series against South Africa, starting 26 January. It is the first time in 14 years that the Proteas have toured the country, after international cricket was suspended there following a terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in 2009.

Following that series, the PSL gets started, and then Pakistan will host New Zealand and the West Indies for white-ball cricket, and the England men’s and women’s teams for T20s. In 2022, Australia, England, and New Zealand will tour to play ODIs and Tests.