BT Sport has won the UK broadcast rights to England’s men and women’s team tours of Australia for the next four years.
There were reports earlier this year the broadcaster could be stumped by Discovery to the package.
However, it has agreed a deal with Cricket Australia to broadcast both the Ashes, as well as the ODI and T20 tours scheduled for 2022.
In addition, BT Sport will also show live coverage of all international tours of Australia. After this year’s Ashes, Australia will take on New Zealand and Sri Lanka in a white ball series.
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said “We loved bringing the highs, lows and controversy of the Ashes to our viewers in 2017/18 and relish the opportunity to bring our viewers all the action from both a men’s and women’s Ashes in 2021/22. BT Sport’s cricket content has continued to grow since we signed our first rights deal with Cricket Australia, and we are delighted to be bringing more world class men’s and women’s cricket from Australia to fans across the UK.”