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Sky, Channel 4 partner on Cricket World Cup Final

England versus New Zealand will air on Channel 4 and More 4

Sky will share live coverage of the Cricket World Cup with Channel 4 after fulfilling its promise to make the match available on free-to-air television if England qualify.

FTA coverage of the final between England and New Zealand will be shown on Channel 4 and More 4. Live coverage will also air on Sky Sports, which holds the UK broadcast rights of live coverage of the Cricket World Cup.

Channel 4 will carry Sky’s coverage of the match from 9am. It will then move to More 4 at 1.15pm while the British Grand Prix airs on Channel 4 with the cricket returning to Channel 4 after the race has finished.

Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon said: “This is fantastic news for cricket fans and the nation.

“This Sunday is a massive day for British sport with England tantalisingly close to lifting the Cricket World Cup for the first time and Lewis Hamilton setting his sights on his seventh season win at Silverstone – all live on Channel 4.

“The big winners of this strong partnership between Channel 4 and Sky are sports fans and viewers who want to come together for these big sporting occasions.”

Sky UK and Ireland chief executive Stephen van Rooyen added: “England in the Final on home soil is a huge moment for sport in this country and we are proud to be the host broadcaster.

“Thanks to our strong relationship with Channel 4, we are partnering to make the game available to everyone, so the whole country can get behind England, and be part of a special national sporting event.”

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