The Cricket Isn’t On Channel 9 Any More

Apr 13, 2018


Channel 9 has lost the rights to televise cricket for the first time in 40 years after Cricket Australia signed a new $1 billion deal with Foxtel and a rival free-to-air network.

By Friday morning reports were flying the successful network was 7.

According to The Australian:

"Under the proposed terms, Seven or Ten would buy Nine’s Test matches and some of the domestic Big Bash League, currently with Ten. Foxtel, majority owned by News Corp, publisher of The Australian, would have exclusive rights to some BBL matches as well as simulcast rights for live Tests and international limited-overs matches."