BBC Sport NI to broadcast T20I ball-by-ball action online
June 22nd 2018 | International
BBC SPORT NI will have live online audio commentary of both of Ireland’s Twenty20 International matches against India on 27 and 29 June 2018.
The games, available at bbc.co.uk/sportni, on Wednesday (June 27) and Friday (June 29) will be played in front of expected sell-out crowds at Malahide, as Ireland look for a first ever victory over India in the shortest format of the game, ahead of the tourists’ busy summer schedule in England.
Michael McNamee will be joined by former Ireland captain Alan Lewis in the commentary box for the first game and former Ireland international Ryan Eagleson for the second.
Jane Tohill, Executive Producer, BBC Sport NI:
“It’s great to team up with Cricket Ireland again for this series of matches. They look set to be sell-out games so we’re looking forward to bringing fans, who can’t be there, all the action from Malahide.”
Warren Deutrom, Cricket Ireland CEO:
“Cricket Ireland is pleased to have reached an agreement with BBC Sport NI to cover this series. Our recent debut Test match created unprecedented global interest in Irish cricket, and now - with the support and resources of BBC Sport NI – millions of cricket fans around the world will be able follow our team and be involved in this high-profile T20I series. Irish cricket has entered a new era and through this partnership with the BBC we can continue to grow the game in Ireland and our fanbase around the world.”
The ONLINE audio coverage of both games will begin at 3.55pm at bbc.co.uk/sportni.
- News item courtesy of BBC Sport NI