Sky Sports could make the Twenty20 World Cup final available for free if England beat India

Sky Sports plans to make the Twenty20 World Cup final available for free if England beat India

EXCLUSIVE: Sky Sports plans to make the T20 World Cup final available FREE if England beat India… with Channel 4 the likeliest partner after similar deals to show the 50-year-old triumph in 2019 and the peak of the 2021 F1 season

  • Sky Sports could make Sunday’s Twenty20 World Cup final available for free
  • That, however, would depend on whether England can beat India to reach the final.
  • Sky has already partnered with Channel 4 to broadcast major sporting events

Sky Sports plan to make Sunday’s Twenty20 World Cup final available for free if England beat India in Thursday’s semi-final.

The satellite broadcaster has adopted a policy of sharing major sporting events with free channels in recent years and Sportsmail has learned that England reaching another T20 World Cup final would be seen as a worthy occasion of national significance another gift.

Sky have yet to confirm their plans, but are ready to broadcast the final for free on their own channels or in conjunction with a terrestrial broadcaster if England are involved.

Sky Sports could make the Twenty20 World Cup final available for free if England beat India

England face India on Thursday and have already offered major events for free

Channel 4 is the most likely terrestrial partner, as they have worked with Sky on a number of joint productions in recent years, including the 2019 Cricket World Cup final and the climax of the 2021 Formula 1 season when Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton to the world championship. .

Alternatively, Sky could choose to broadcast the final on its YouTube channel or on Freeview.

Sky first took the drastic step of allowing non-subscribers to watch their content when England reached the final of the 50-year-old World Cup three years ago, with 8.7 million viewers watching the Morgan’s team beat New Zealand in a thrilling match at Lord’s which was also shown. live on Channel 4.

England's victory in the 2019 Cricket World Cup final was also shown for free on Channel 4

England’s victory in the 2019 Cricket World Cup final was also shown for free on Channel 4

Sky Sports also teamed up with Channel 4 for last year's spectacular Formula 1 Championship finale which saw Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton to the title in Abu Dhabi.

Sky Sports also teamed up with Channel 4 for last year’s spectacular Formula 1 Championship finale which saw Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton to the title in Abu Dhabi.

England’s Women’s World Cup final defeat to Australia earlier this year was also made available for free on Sky’s Freeview channel, while Sky opted to share their live coverage of the Cup play-offs of Wales against Ukraine last summer with ITV.

A final decision will be made after this week’s semi-finals, with New Zealand playing Pakistan in Sydney on Wednesday before England meet India in Adelaide the following day.

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