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    The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced a new broadcasting agreement with Sky Sports running from 2014 until 2017, with an option to extend for a further two years until 2019.

    Sky will show all England's home Tests, one-day and Twenty20 internationals live, as well as some England Lions games and women's internationals.

    The broadcaster will also show 60 days of domestic cricket each season.

    ECB chairman Giles Clarke said: "Sky Sports has raised the bar for all live television broadcasters with its innovative, informed and comprehensive coverage of cricket and we are very pleased to renew this agreement for a further four years.

    "No-one should be in any doubt that our partnership with Sky has been of immense benefit to the wider game. World-class support structures for our successful England teams, major ground improvements at county level, a flourishing coach education programme and a five per increase in participation at our 'Focus' clubs are all by-products of this relationship."

    Last week, the ECB unveiled a new six-year radio deal with BBC Sport.

    Test Match Special will continue to broadcast ball-by-ball commentary on all England's home games on BBC 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 4 Long Wave and via the BBC Sport website.

    The ECB statement says that the new TV and radio deals mean that "broadcasting agreements for the next contractual cycle will deliver an overall increase in revenues compared with the previous four-year period."

    But there will still be no live cricket on terrestrial television, which has been the situation since Sky took over from Channel 4 in 2006.

    ENGLAND'S HOME SERIES

    2012: West Indies, Australia (ODIs only), South Africa
    2013: New Zealand, Australia
    2014: Sri Lanka, India
    2015: New Zealand, Australia
    2016: Sri Lanka, Pakistan
    2017: West Indies, South Africa
    2018: Pakistan, India
    2019: Australia

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