Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Session 2005-06

20 October 2005

New inquiry: Broadcasting rights for cricket

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee has decided to inquire into the acquisition of broadcasting rights for cricket, including Test Matches played in England.

The Committee is particularly interested in receiving evidence on the following:

• The availability of cricket coverage to television and radio audiences throughout the United Kingdom;

• The commercial procedures governing the acquisition of broadcasting rights, and constraints imposed by the statutory framework within which they operate;

• The importance of the income and exposure associated with broadcasting rights in fostering excellence and participation in cricket.

Written submissions are invited from any interested organisation or individual by Friday 11 November 2005. Please forward written submissions by email to