Live domestic women’s cricket is to air for the first time on Sky Sports this summer after the broadcaster signed a new deal to show matches from the Kia Super League.
Sky Sports will show six group stage matches from the KSL, each part of a double-header with a men’s NatWest T20 Blast match, and will also broadcast both games from the finals day live in September.
The 2017 twenty20 season gets underway with defending champions Southern Vipers against Western Storm at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday 10 August. Customers can follow the matches on Sky Sports and Sky Sports Mix.
Bryan Henderson, Sky Sports Head of Cricket, commented: “Sky Sports is giving women’s cricket a platform like never before.
“With record attendance figures last year, we can’t wait to show this domestic competition sport live in homes for the first time this summer.
“This is another example of Sky’s support of the women’s game, we hope our coverage this summer will help inspire the next generation of cricketers.”
Clare Connor, ECB Director of England Women’s Cricket, said: “At the end of last summer I said that I was immensely proud of what the Kia Super League had achieved during its first season, but equally I stressed that there was still considerable growth potential for the competition.
“Moving into year two I am therefore delighted to announce the next historic moment in the development of the domestic women’s game in this country, with six Kia Super League group stage matches plus finals day due to be televised live on Sky Sports.”