Western Storm to feature on Sky and BBC
The 2017 Kia Super League fixtures were announced last week and if you want to keep up to date with how Western Storm get on this season you can thanks to Sky Sports and BBC Radio.
The Storm’s opening fixture, a re-match of last summer’s Kia Super League final against Southern Vipers, will precede Hampshire’s NatWest T20 Blast encounter against Glamorgan and is one of six domestic “double-headers” between the two tournaments which will be televised live on Sky Sports.
In addition to the six double-header group stage matches, Sky Sports will provide live television coverage of finals day, with BBC Radio providing ball by ball coverage of every round of matches including finals day.
Western Storm will feature on Sky Sports on August 10th and August 12th.
The team’s full 2017 Kia Super League fixtures are as follows:
- Thursday August 10th – Southern Vipers v Western Storm – Ageas Bowl (Double-header with Hampshire v Glamorgan)
- Saturday August 12th – Western Storm v Loughborough Lightning – Cooper Associates County Ground (Double-header with Somerset v Kent Spitfires)
- Sunday August 20th – Yorkshire Diamonds v Western Storm – York CC
- Wednesday August 23rd – Surrey Stars v Western Storm – Guildford CC
- Saturday August 26th – Western Storm v Lancashire Thunder– Brightside Ground, Bristol
Lisa Pagett, General Manager of Western Storm, said: “This level of coverage is unprecedented and is a major boost for all the teams involved. It will be the first time that many of our squad will have played in front of the television cameras and hopefully it will bring out the best in them. It’s great to see that Sky are so committed to championing this competition.
“I’m really pleased that BBC Radio are involved again this year. Some of our players were lucky enough to spend some time in their commentary box at the Cooper Associates County Ground at a Somerset match last year, which was a great experience. This degree of coverage can only be of benefit to the women’s game as a whole.”
Bryan Henderson, Head of Sky Sports Cricket, said: “Sky Sports is giving women’s cricket a platform like never before. With record excellent attendance figures for the inaugural Kia Super League last year, we can’t wait to show the domestic competition live in homes for the first time this summer. This is another example of Sky’s fantastic support of the women’s game. We hope our coverage this summer will help inspire the next generation of cricketers.”
BBC Test Match Special Producer, Adam Mountford, added: “After providing extensive commentary on the first year of the Kia Super League, we are thrilled to be able to extend our coverage this summer with every round of matches broadcast on the BBC. You will be able to keep up to date with the twists and turns of the whole tournament via BBC Radio, online and the BBC Sport App, plus regular podcasts rounding up all the latest action. This continues our commitment to covering the women’s game which has recently included commentary on all of England’s home fixtures plus coverage overseas during the tour to the West Indies last October, and the ICC Women’s World T20 in India in March.”