Sky picks up IPL and PGA Tour rights
Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket will be shown exclusively live on Sky Sports for the first time starting from next year. The new deal runs for at least three years and means viewers will be able to see 60 live games from the Indian super league, featuring some of the world’s top players.
IPL coverage will join Sky’s existing roster of cricket, including all England matches, Twenty20 competitions, the ECB NatWest T20 Blast and games from Australia, South Africa, India, the West Indies and New Zealand.
Commenting on the new rights, 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 has also picked up live and exclusive coverage of the PGA Tour in a new seven-year deal. This will be added to the broadcaster’s line-up of The Masters, the US Open and the US PGA, the Ryder Cup and all four World Gold Championship competitions, among other golfing events.