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BBC makes English county cricket available on mobile and tablet
MUMBAI: BBC’s radio commentary on English county cricket is now available to accessible on mobile and tablet.
Fans will have a range of live commentaries at their fingertips, along with news, match data, scorecards and interviews, all aggregated together. Fans accessing via the free BBC Sport app can choose to receive alerts. All the content can also be accessed via the BBC Sport website.
This is the next step for the partnership between the BBC and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), which has seen extensive commentary of every county championship match, plus one-day and T20 matches available via BBC online streams, hosted on the BBC Sport website and promoted on BBC local radio websites, the ECB website and county cricket websites.
In addition to cricket, sports fans will also be able to access a range of other commentaries.
BBC head of interactive Ben Gallop said, “This is what we’re all about, bringing the action to the widest possible audience and connecting people to the sport they love, and just in time for what promises to be a thrilling County Cricket season. This next phase in mobile audio commentary brings many exciting opportunities to open up the full range of coverage available from both BBC Local Radio and our national output.”
BBC county cricket commentary is available worldwide on the website and via the BBC Sport app. The BBC Sport app will soon pass through six million UK downloads.