NEWS: Summer 2016 Schedule v Pakistan – No Test But Full TV Coverage

The ECB have announced the schedule for Pakistan’s tour of England next year, comprising 3 Women’s International Championship ODIs and 3 T20s.

  • Monday 20th June – ODI @ Leicester
  • Wednesday 22nd June – ODI @ Worcester
  • Monday 27th June – ODI @ Taunton
  • Sunday 3rd July – T20 @ Bristol
  • Tuesday 5th July – T20 @ Hampshire
  • Thursday 7th July – T20 @ Chelmsford

As widely expected, there is no Test match; but the good news is that we are promised once again full, ball-by-ball Sky and BBC coverage.

Sky are under no contractual obligation to broadcast Women’s ODIs/ T20s; but CRICKETher has been told by a reliable source that they were reasonably happy with viewing figures from last summer, and this appears to confirm the broadcaster’s commitment to continuing to build an audience for the women’s game.

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3 thoughts on “NEWS: Summer 2016 Schedule v Pakistan – No Test But Full TV Coverage

  1. Let’s start with a positive ONLY one double header with the men in the schedule (@ Hampshire).

    All games are during term time and only one game is at a weekend. The ECB seem to think that having mens and womens internationals on the same day would reduce the audience.

    NO game at Lord’s (or even the Oval) AGAIN – the annual pilgrimage is now a thing of the past for fans of the England women it would seem.

    Finally if SKY are doing us and the ECB a favour by showing the games why don’t they either show the games on a Sky free to air channel or offer them to Channel 5 or BBC for highlights?

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  2. Great news…I’m liking this schedule and already working out how I can get to as many matches as possible. Only downside is there is only one touring side. Would have been nice to see SL as well, if only for a couple of fixtures, to help make up for the lack of a Test match.

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  3. Once again there’s no matches anywhere up North. Is Women’s cricket purely a midlands/south thing? It certainly seems that way. Get them to Old Trafford, Headingly, or any number of smalelr cricket grounds up here – even Durham is closer than most of the grounds that the women play at. How are they supposed to inspire younger girls from across the country if they only ever play in 1/3 of the country?

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