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Sky Sports adds more matches to summer of women's cricket

Tuesday, January 16th 2018 by Oprah Flash

Last year was an amazing year for women’s cricket which ended in England winning the World Cup at Lord’s.

Off the back of this success, Sky Sports has announced it will be broadcasting England’s highly-anticipated One Day International series against South Africa and New Zealand this summer.

It’s a ground-breaking time for women’s cricket and this is the first time Sky Sports will show 12 matches from the Kia Super League. This is more than twice the amount that aired in 2017.

Women have been smashing it in sport for a while but are finally beginning to get the popularity they deserve, as Sky has found the viewing figures for women’s sport skyrocketed by 23% in 2017, reaching a new record high.

The Women’s Cricket World Cup final was Sky Sports' most watched women’s sporting event last year with more than 1.1m viewers at its peak.

Bryan Henderson, head of Sky Sports Cricket, said: “Last year felt like a watershed moment for women’s sport, with my undoubted highlight being the moment England’s women clinched the World Cup at Lord’s.

“At Sky Sports, we’re proud of the contribution we’ve made to growing women’s sport, and we’re determined to continue that in 2018.”

The cricket matches to look out for against South Africa and New Zealand kick off in June with the 12 matches from the Kia Super League culminating in finals day on Monday 27 August, the summer bank holiday.

England's Women's Cricket team won the World Cup in 2017

In rugby, the England women’s Six Nations starts on Sunday 4 February and there is also the Ladies Professional Golf Association, Ladies European Tour and all five Majors including the British Open to look forward to.

To get your netball fix, you’ll be able to watch the International and Vitality Super League, All-Star Fast 5s and Quad Series Internationals on Sky Sports.

How to get Sky Sports

NOW TV is Sky’s streaming platform that allows you to watch some of its content without having to sign up to a contract.

NOW TV offers a 14-day trial so you could be cheeky and wait 'til the first fixture you’re interested in watching and stream the first two weeks for free. After this a Sky Sports Pass on NOW TV costs £6.99 a month.

Alternatively, you could go straight to the horse’s mouth and add Sky Sports to your Sky Entertainment TV package for £18 a month.

If you’re completely new to Sky, you can sign up and get Sky Entertainment for £20 a month over an 18-month contract then add your Sky Sports bundle.

You may have missed the news that Sky has abandoned its old Original, Variety and Box Sets bundles and amalgamated them into one Sky Entertainment package. It gives you more than 80 Freeview channels as well as so-called 'premium' channels like Sky Atlantic, Nat Geo Wild and StarPlus.

To add Box Sets it's an extra £5 a month and it’s the same price for Sky Kids. For Sky Cinema it’s £10 a month. We have to tell you that this doesn’t include any HD channels. There’s a £5 a month charge for this.

If you want both BT Sport and Sky Sports on your TV, you can get this with Virgin Media’s VIP bundle for £88 a month. You’ll get superfast broadband speeds up to 300Mbps, Full House TV with more than 260 channels as well as Sky Cinema and two TV V6 boxes.

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