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Fox Cricket is an Australian subscription television channel dedicated to screening cricket (both domestic and international) matches and related programming. It is owned by Fox Sports Pty Limited and is available throughout Australia on Foxtel. The channel was launched on 17 September 2018.[1]

Fox Cricket
Fox Cricket Logo.png
Launched17 September 2018
Owned byFox Sports Pty Limited
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
SloganCricket Like Never Before
ReplacedFox Sports 501
Sister channel(s)Fox Sports
Fox Footy
Fox League
Fox Sports News
FoxtelChannel 501 (SD/HD)
Channel 206 (SD)
Channel 444 (4K)
FoxtelChannel 501 (SD/HD)
Channel 206 (SD)
Optus TVChannel 501 (SD)
Channel 206 (HD)
Foxtel NowChannel 501
Streaming media
Foxtel GoChannel 501
Kayo SportsChannel 501


In April 2018, Fox Sports came to a six-year agreement with Cricket Australia that expanded their previous coverage of cricket on the Foxtel platform. This deal formed a part of Cricket Australia's six year overall coverage deal which also includes free to air coverage by Channel Seven.[2]

In early May, Foxtel announced the upcoming creation of a dedicated channel, Fox Cricket, featuring the entire Australian Summer of international cricket from 2018 and 2019 including tests, one day matches and T20 matches as well as the Big Bash Leagues and World Cups.[3] The channel debuted on 17 September 2018, with the 2018 Caribbean Premier League final being the first live match broadcast.


Event coverageEdit

Sports programming on Fox Cricket includes the following:[4]

Australian national cricket team
Australian domestic leagues
Home series of other national teams
Other tournaments

Special eventsEdit

News and analysis programmingEdit

Fox Cricket will air several studio shows including the programs listed below:[5]

  • B4 The Bash! (2018–present)
  • Come In Spinner (2018–present)
  • Crash The Bash (2016–present)
  • Cricket 360 (2018–present)
  • Cricket A.M. (2018–present)
  • Cricket Legends (2015–present)
  • Fox Cricket Classics (2018–present)
  • Tea For Two (2018–present)
  • Test Cricket Live On Fox (2018–present)
  • Test Day (2018–present)
  • The Big Break (2018–present)
  • The Cricket Tragic (2018–present)
  • The Night Watchmen (2018–present)


Media outlets announced a number of key hosting and commentary personnel in the lead up to the 2018-19 cricket season.[6][7][8][9][10]

Network personalities and the media attended the launch for Fox Cricket on 9 October 2018. Further key hosting personnel were announced, in addition to new programming for the forthcoming summer.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Bayley, Cameron (16 August 2018). "Beginner's Tour: Cricket Events You Don't Want to Miss". Foxtel Insider. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  2. ^ Smith, Martin (13 April 2018). "What cricket's rights deal means for fans". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Foxtel and Fox Sports to become the home of cricket". Foxtel Insider. 13 April 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  4. ^ Smith, Martin (13 April 2018). "CA announces new broadcast deal". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Cricket Like Never Before Arrives On Foxtel". Fox Sports. 9 October 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  6. ^ "All commentators signed by Seven, Fox Sports so far". Cricket Australia. 10 July 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Brett Lee And Kerry O'Keeffe Join Fox Sports' Cricket Revolution". Fox Sports. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Andrew Symonds and Mark Howard join Fox Cricket's new line up". Fox Sports. 17 August 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Fox Cricket takes shape". Fox Sports. 26 August 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Fox Cricket Signs Mitchell Johnson". Fox Sports. 13 September 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  11. ^ a b "What's the Buzz: Saint, Sinner, Shoosh". Daily Telephraph. 7 October 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.

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