Group of pay television sports channels BT Sport have reportedly signed the media rights deal of The Ashes 2021/22.
It has been reported that BT Sport paid £80 million to secure all the rights of Cricket Australia in the UK and has clinched the media rights of the series between England and Australia.
The series will be broadcasted by BT Sport given that it is conducted under the strict pandemic guidelines in Australia.
On the conduct of The Ashes, Tom Harris, ECB chief executive said, “We are working very closely with Cricket Australia and I had my latest conversation with my counterpart at Cricket Australia yesterday. We are speaking every few days on this matter, all the right conversations are happening at the government level in Australia and we will be using our own diplomatic channels in the UK to ensure that the view of the players and the ECB, the issue at the moment is the process that we need to go through to get the assurances that we need to be comfortable, that our players can get on the plane to Australia and feel confident that they can be at their best and they can perform at their best, without having to cope with the mental weight of being massively concerned about the conditions.”
The Ashes is set to begin from 8th December in Brisbane, the last Ashes ended in a 2-2 draw and saw Australia retain the coveted trophy. The Aussies won the fourth Test and England won the last Test saw the series end in a draw for the first time since 1972.