Cricket on TV

I used to love watching cricket on TV when it was regularly screened on BBC. I'd like to know if there's a very cheap package anywhere that would allow me to watch it again. I'm not interested in football, rugby and formula 1 etc. I'd just like to watch the odd game of cricket. My pension doesn't stretch to Sky and BT.
Don't mess with pensioners. :cool:

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  • Neil_Jones
    Neil_Jones Posts: 8,904 Forumite
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    edited 8 April 2022 at 7:43PM

    Sport on TV is not cheap if you just want one sport.

    Of course you may find it cheaper and more fulfilling to go to Edgbaston or Lords or The Oval  or wherever depending on where you are.

    Edgbaston as an example is flogging tickets for £13 for the Vitality Blast fixture against Northamptonshire Steelbacks on Thursday 26 May.  That's cheaper than any TV pass.
  • waseem432000
    waseem432000 Posts: 144 Forumite
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    England’s home and away games are all on pay TV as are most other bigger series around the world. BBC does show odd game here and other but your best bet would be to watch highlights on YouTube as ECB does upload them after every single match/day’s play. The last major series on free TV was England’s tour of India last year on channel 4 when Sky couldn’t come to an agreement with host broadcaster. 
  • mrsyardbroom
    mrsyardbroom Posts: 1,946 Forumite
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    I live in Cornwall so the big cricket grounds are a long way away.
    Don't mess with pensioners. :cool:
  • HaroldWren5
    HaroldWren5 Posts: 189 Forumite
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    I used to love watching cricket on TV when it was regularly screened on BBC. I'd like to know if there's a very cheap package anywhere that would allow me to watch it again. I'm not interested in football, rugby and formula 1 etc. I'd just like to watch the odd game of cricket. My pension doesn't stretch to Sky and BT.
    I also like it when it is on the BBC. Hoping they show more again on it. 

    As for in the UK, it seems most of the rights are bought up by Sky and BT. One option would be to watch it without a contract via those two. 

    For matches shown on Sky, you can watch using the NOW Service (a subsidiary) on monthly rolling contracts (or day pass) using their Smart TV app and use it for a month (or day pass) to watch matches in HD. Bit pricy at around £32. 

    For matches shown on BT, you can watch using the BT Sports Pass which is £25 for a 30 day pass to matches, ranging from HD quality to 4K. 

    These are "one off" costs without a contract. 

  • Kat78MFW
    Kat78MFW Posts: 260 Forumite
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    The YouTube channel Sky Sports Cricket live streams some matches for free, especially women's cricket. Last season, a lot of the Women's Hundred matches were available for free on YouTube. If you have a smart TV, you should be able to watch YouTube on the tele. Hope that helps.
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  • Kat78MFW
    Kat78MFW Posts: 260 Forumite
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    https://www.ecb.co.uk/news/2564452/how-to-watch-listen-and-follow-the-2022-lv-insurance-
    Looks as though you can live stream the men's domestic County championship via the ECB.
    Last year the BBC had the rights to a few domestic matches so hopefully there will be some on free-to-air again this summer. 
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  • More4me
    More4me Posts: 258 Forumite
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    My daddylive near me who is a big fan of all sports and subscribes to all sports channels, whenever I want to watch a game I pop over to his place.
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  • Kat78MFW
    Kat78MFW Posts: 260 Forumite
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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VJXqlXtX2pI
    Here is a link for a recent women's T20 in the Charlotte Edwards cup. It's a good quality YouTube stream with great commentary. Hope you can get YouTube. 
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    Zinger549 Posts: 1,299 Forumite
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