The ECB have today confirmed to CRICKETher that there will be no live Sky Sports TV broadcast of any KSL matches this summer, including Finals Day on 21st August.
However 7 of the matches, plus Finals Day, will be broadcast live ball-by-ball on BBC Test Match Special.
In addition, the ECB’s digital channels will be producing a vast array of content throughout the competition, and OPTA will be live scoring every game.
It had previously been hoped that – following on from their coverage of England Women’s matches against Pakistan this summer – the inaugural KSL Finals Day would be covered by Sky. However, due to the men’s NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day being on 20th August (with the reserve day on 21st August), it is now felt that it would not be logistically possible for Sky to cover both events.
While Sky will not be offering live coverage of the tournament, they will be pulling together an exclusive “behind the scenes” piece working with three of the six KSL teams to document the first year of the competition.