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Bad news for cricket fans

‘The BBC has lost the rights to cover England's upcoming cricket tours of Sri Lanka and the West Indies on radio to commercial broadcaster TalkSport.’

Has the BBC gone mad? TMS is what I pay my licence fee for! It’s been the sound of summer since my childhood and I’m just one of millions of fans all over the world. Who wants cricket commentary interrupted by advertisements?

At least we’ll still have the Test Matches played here this summer, but for how long? The Beeb seems to hate cricket.
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It's bad news indeed and a huge disappointment. There is something nostalgic about the Beeb's cricket coverage, the chatter makes you feel like you are there with them. I bet there will be no more amusing commentary gaffs (the bowler’s Holding, the batsman’s Willey) and talk of cake. I get TalkSport on Alexa but I know it's not going to be the same :(
From what I've read, there weren't huge sums involved, just unwillingness to pay up. To think they'd ditch a flagship programme like that!
Exactly, what were they thinking :/

(Anonymous)

My OH will be devastated when I tell him this.
If they ever stop showing tennis I shall tear up my TV licence!
Sue at "the cottage at the end of the lane" blog
That won't improve his health! The loss of free to air TV coverage was shocking enough.

Yes, could Wimbledon be next? Another part of my summers since forever.
Oh, no! I always enjoyed listening to TMS and still pick up the podcasts sometimes. What a shame.
As I said, fans all over the world!