Sky Sports has struck a deal to show Indian Premier League cricket “for at least three years from 2015” in its latest rights deal.
In recent months the broadcaster has been extending existing deals and signing new sports in an effort to see off the growing competition from rival BT Sport.
Its latest deal gives it exclusive coverage of the IPL from 2015, with fans promised 60 live matches each year.
The channel already shows England home and away cricket, plus coverage from Australia, India, South Africa, the West Indies and New Zealand.
Presenters and pundits include Sir Ian Botham, Shane Warne, David Gower, Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain, David Lloyd and Michael Holding.
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.”