Local radio stations team up with talkSPORT for cricket coverage – RadioToday

talkSPORT in London partners with local radio stations in Ireland to provide coverage of Cricket Ireland home matches.

FM104, Q102, 96FM, C103, Live 95 and LMFM (plus U105 in Belfast) will benefit from the new partnership with sister station talkSPORT to broadcast matches against India, New Zealand and South Africa.

Commentators lined up for the matches include former Irish bowler Tim Murtagh and two-time Ashes winner Steve Harmison, broadcasters Neil Manthorp, Jarrod Kimber, Andrew McKenna and talkSPORT cricket editor Jon Norman.

The rest of the squad will be confirmed shortly and will be joined by striker Garry Morgan.

talkSPORT manager Lee Clayton said: “We are delighted to once again extend our award-winning international cricket coverage under our new partnership with Cricket Ireland. talkSPORT’s all-star team will bring all the insights, analysis and live action for Irish cricket fans across our cross-platform cricket streaming offering.

Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland, said: “It’s fantastic to see a broadcaster like talkSPORT recognizing the value of covering Irish cricket as part of its sports content – not only does it raise the profile of Irish cricket, but it is a victory for the supporters who have more and more means of following the matches.

“This is the biggest international cricket summer ever in Ireland so we are delighted to extend our broadcasting reach through the talkSPORT network.

“Having recently signed a new five-year broadcast rights deal with Pitch International, this announcement demonstrates the growth in interest in the Irish game and we look forward to working with the talkSPORT team to deliver a quality service to listeners.”

talkSPORT Cricket Editor Jon Norman said: “I would like to thank Cricket Ireland and Pitch International for their help in putting this project together. talkSPORT have invested heavily in promoting cricket on their network for a number of years and following our extensive coverage of the Women’s World Cup and the launch of our new County Cricket Show, I can’t wait for us to give the talkSPORT treatment to Irish cricket.”

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