Triple M secures broadcast rights for cricket
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.