BBC, Sky Sports bag new ECB media rights for 2020-2024

For the first time in more than 20 years, English cricket will return to the BBC from 2020.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday announced the award of media rights for all of its domestic first-class county and international matches, played at home, from 2020-2024.

The new five-year agreements secure strong strategic partnerships, wide distribution and increased financial investment to support the growth of the game, at all levels, in England and Wales.

Welcoming the announcement, Colin Graves, ECB Chairman, said,"Through these exceptional new partnerships with Sky Sports and BBC we have a unique opportunity to give cricket a very bright future."

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