5 live Sports Extra secures cricket rights
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BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and Radio 4 LW have won radio commentary rights for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Test Match Special will broadcast live ball-by-ball commentary of the 2019 tournament, which is being played in England and Wales.

It is part of a long-term deal that ensures TMS will cover all the ICC's major events through to the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India including the Women’s World Cup in New Zealand in 2021 and the men’s and women’s World T20 competitions.

The BBC Sport website will also have video clips of all the big moments as they happen as well as latest news from the world of cricket – including in-play video clips of all the action this summer as part of its ever-popular live service.

Further cricket coverage comes from the Tuffers and Vaughan Cricket Show, the Test Match Special podcast and Tailenders, the cricketing podcast from 5 live featuring BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James, England bowler Jimmy Anderson and musician Felix White.

"It's fantastic news for our loyal army of fans," said TMS commentator Jonathan Agnew.

Test Match Special celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2017 and Ben Gallop, head of BBC Radio and Digital Sport, said: "The iconic Test Match Special is, undoubtedly, the home of cricket on the radio."

BBC Radio will broadcast all of England's home internationals through to 2024.