England-India Test Series: Pressure Mounts on UK Government to Secure Free-to-Air Broadcast

England-India Test Series scheduled to kick off on January 25, concerns are growing over the lack of a broadcasting home on British television.

As the England-India Test Series is scheduled to kick off on January 25. the UK government is facing increasing calls to guarantee that England’s upcoming Test series against India is broadcast on free-to-air television, as the broadcast rights for the series remain unsold. With the contest scheduled to kick off on January 25, concerns are growing over the lack of a broadcasting home on British television.

The Liberal Democrats have urged the government to engage with broadcasters like the BBC and Channel 4, aiming to prevent a potential “national scandal” where millions of cricket enthusiasts could miss out on “one of the most exciting match-ups in years.” Although TalkSport has secured radio broadcasting rights for the series, the Lib Dems insist that the government explores free-to-air options, potentially involving a mix of free-to-air and paid-for services.

The absence of a broadcast deal has stirred apprehension among cricket fans and experts, prompting calls for swift action to ensure widespread accessibility. As of now, the government is yet to respond to the growing demands for free-to-air broadcasting of the highly anticipated series.