The Marsh Sheffield Shield returns to television screens around Australia from today with Fox Cricket to show matches from Karen Rolton Oval over the next three rounds.
The news comes after the opening round of the Marsh Sheffield Shield in South Australia which was streamed on Kayo Sports, cricket.com.au and the CA Live app.
It will be the first time in almost 20 years that a regular season Marsh Sheffield Shield match has been televised in full.
The trio of Fox Cricket matches begins with South Australia’s clash with Tasmania, featuring current Australian Test stars Travis Head and captain Tim Paine, from Monday October 19.
Stephanie Beltrame, Cricket Australia’s executive general manager, broadcasting & commercial, thanked Foxtel for their commitment to domestic cricket.
“What a win for cricket fans across Australia,” Beltrame said. “We’re delighted to bring the Marsh Sheffield Shield back to television screens around Australia from Monday.
“Some cricket fans would remember First Class matches being televised in the early 2000s. With the help of Foxtel, we’ll be bringing the competition into homes around Australia once again, in addition to the successful opening round streams on Kayo, cricket.com.au and the CA Live app.
“We thank Foxtel for their ongoing support of Australian Cricket and look forward to tuning into the Marsh Sheffield Shield on Fox Cricket.”