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Western Storm to feature on Sky Sports

Western Storm will begin the defence of their KIA Super League title live on Sky Sports.

It was announced recently that Sky Sports will be showing 12 fixtures from this years KIA Super League starting with Western Storm’s opening match against Yorkshire Diamonds at the Cooper Associates County Ground.

Following the publication of the television schedule Western Storm General Manager, Lisa Pagett said: “Following England’s World Cup success, the popularity of the women’s game is at an all-time high and this is reflected by Sky Sports’ commitment to showcasing the sport. We are all delighted that at least three of our matches will be broadcast live and I hope that the coverage will help to build interest in cricket and produce a new wave of Stormtroopers!”

The Storm will feature of Sky Sports on at least three occasions during the group stage of this year’s competition which will be bigger and better than ever before.

You can see Western Storm live on Sky on the following dates:

  • Sunday July 22nd – Western Storm v Yorkshire Diamonds (Cooper Associates County Ground)
  • Sunday July 29th – Western Storm v Loughborough Lightning (Cooper Associates County Ground)
  • Wednesday August 15th – Loughborough Lightning v Western Storm (Edgbaston)

Sky will also show Kia Super League Finals Day from Hove on Monday August 27th

Bryan Henderson, Head of Sky Sports Cricket, said: “Last year felt like a watershed moment for women’s sport, with my undoubted highlight being the moment England’s women clinched the World Cup at Lord’s.

“At Sky Sports, we’re proud of the contribution we’ve made to growing women’s sport, and we’re determined to continue that in 2018. We have an incredible line-up, across a range of sports, with cricket a huge part of the schedule again. We can’t wait to get started.”

Clare Connor, ECB Director of England Women’s Cricket, said: “We are proud to continue working with Sky as we strive to raise the profile of women’s cricket off the back of an amazing 12 months, culminating in that unforgettable day at Lord’s.

“With two home international series on Sky this summer along with standalone Kia Super League games being broadcast for the first time, we are seeing the game continue to go from strength to strength.”

Western Storm’s full fixture list is as follows:

 

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