Triple M secures broadcast rights for cricket

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Triple M says it is ready to “rock cricket” again after signing a long-term partnership with Cricket Australia.

The deal will see Triple M cover the 2021-22 Vodafone Ashes series from December, alongside every Ashes Test and One-Day International match.

Listeners will hear the commentary on their local Triple M station in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth, or can tune in to Triple M Cricket on the LiSTNR app.

The network is yet to announce its commentary team, however, it said cricket lovers can expect “an unrestricted passport to summer entertainment with Triple M’s unrivalled and always entertaining approach to delivering sport”.

Head of Triple M, Mike Fitzpatrick, reflected on the network’s progress with the sport.

“We were all so proud of what we created with Triple M Cricket during the last Ashes series and to have it back on FM is a bonus for our loyal listeners as well as cricket fans across the country. Even better, now it’s available to stream on LiSTNR, so wherever cricket fans go this summer they can take Triple M with them. Border closures aside, you
could road trip from Cairns to Kalgoorlie or Perth to Penrith and hear Triple M cricket the entire way,” he said.

Cricket Australia CEO, Nick Hockley, said with The Ashes in its 145th year, the organisation can’t wait to bring fans all the action, excitement and drama.

“We’re incredibly excited to have cricket back on FM radio in Australia, giving our fans such a diverse range of options to enjoy in what promises to be one of our biggest summers of cricket. Triple M is an industry leader in sports entertainment and we’re looking forward to hearing their unique take on cricket, as we all loved in the 2017/18 Ashes series,” he added.

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Lachlan
2 Aug 2021 - 1:48 pm

If they can bring back Gus and Jacko on Boxing Day – i’ll be listening.

Bryce donaldson
2 Aug 2021 - 9:42 pm

1) why would you listen to cricket with commercials when the ABC has it commercial free?

2) it’s ratings poison

3) cricket isn’t a fast game hence on the radio is pretty boring.. might as well get the golf rights too.

Another couple of million wasted.

JASON ANDREW TOPPIN
3 Aug 2021 - 4:22 pm

SEN CRICKET ALL THE WAY BOYS

Neil
3 Aug 2021 - 7:51 pm

The problem is when the cricket is finished, your music-loving audience has deserted you and found another station. Is it worth it especially when cricket is better on TV, and on radio it’s a last resort. You’re either a music station or a sports station.

Chuck Tuna
5 Aug 2021 - 10:23 am

Poor Triple M , once GREAT now …..this

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