WA Today – The Prime Minister’s XI will make its comeback to national television as part of Cricket Australia’s $1.2 billion broadcast deal, breathing new life into the annual fixture and giving it a more certain future.

Summary

  • The Prime Minister’s XI will make its comeback to national television as part of Cricket Australia’s $1.2 billion broadcast deal, breathing new life into the annual fixture and giving it a more certain future.
  • Cricket Australia bosses have partnered with Channel Seven and Fox Sports in a landmark deal for the game, severing ties with long-time broadcaster Channel Nine in a deal announced on Friday.
  • But the PM’s XI fixture got its own boost as part of the rejigged television deal, with the game returning to Fox Sports and to be broadcast for the first time since 2012-13.
  • The ACT government has been working with Cricket Australia officials to get more national and international content in Canberra.
  • A year on from their homes Ashes victory, the Australian women’s team will now have each of their home international matches simulcast on Seven and Fox Sports, as part of six-year, $1.182 billion game-wide deal.


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