#sports BBC to provide radio commentary of England's T20 tour in Pakistan remotely for 'logistical reasons'

#sports BBC to provide radio commentary of England’s T20 tour in Pakistan remotely for ‘logistical reasons’

#sports activities BBC to provide radio commentary of England’s T20 tour in Pakistan remotely for ‘logistical causes’

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BBC is to provide radio commentary of England’s 4 Twenty20 matches in historic Pakistan tour remotely… regardless of holding the rights to air the sequence

  • BBC radio will commentate on England’s Twenty20 tour of Pakistan remotely
  • The broadcaster and rights holder is not going to ship reporters for ‘logistical causes’ 
  • It is England’s first tour of Pakistan for 17 years, forward of three December Tests 

BBC radio will provide commentary of England’s historic tour of Pakistan through tv footage beamed into their UK studios, regardless of holding the printed rights to the Twenty20 sequence.

A member of the Test Match Special crew mentioned that the choice had been made for ‘logistical causes’ however {that a} sports activities information reporter can be readily available in Karachi, the venue for 4 video games in six days ranging from Tuesday. 

England are on their first tour of Pakistan for 17 years and can return for three Tests in December. The BBC additionally maintain the rights to that.

A BBC spokesperson mentioned: ‘How we cowl occasions can differ however we assure that our audiences will get all of the motion they anticipate from 5 Live and 5 Sports Extra with commentary and reside protection from the sequence.’

However, the dearth of presence on the bottom this month was introduced into focus when one of the Beeb’s personal commentators Aatif Nawaz tweeted: ‘To everybody asking: Yes…I’ll be half of the BBC’s broadcast crew for England’s T20 & Test Series in Pakistan.

‘We’ll be broadcasting the T20s remotely from the UK and the Tests instantly from Pakistan. I do not make these selections. I simply name the video games when & the place I’m requested.’

Sky Sports will take their feed from the Pakistan Cricket Board, who’re host broadcasters and embrace Sky’s Mark Butcher in their crew for the seven-match sequence.

The former England opener may even function in reside hyperlinks to presenter Ian Ward again at Sky.

The BBC's radio cricket team will cover England's T20 matches in Pakistan remotely, not in Asia

The BBC’s radio cricket crew will cowl England’s T20 matches in Pakistan remotely, not in Asia

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