BBC loses Test match radio broadcasting rights to rival TalkSport

Last Updated: Apr 18 2018 16:15

CRICKET- For the first time since 2005, BBC will not be able to cover England's upcoming cricket tours of Sri Lanka and the West Indies on radio.

BBC lost the rights to commercial broadcaster TalkSport.

"I know our loyal @bbctms listeners will be very disappointed," wrote commentator Jonathan Agnew on Twitter.

"I'm delighted that we will be with England fans for every ball of the day throughout these winter tours," Scott Taunton, CEO of TalkSport owner Wireless Group, said.

The Sri Lanka and West Indies tours start in October and early 2019 respectively.