The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday announced a two-year radio rights arrangement with All India Radio for live commentary of the national cricket team’s international games at home as well as the domestic tournaments.

The audio commentary will commence from the first game of India’s upcoming three-match T20 International series against South Africa in Dharamsala on September 15.

In addition to international matches, AIR will also provide coverage for the men’s and women’s domestic tournaments and matches. The two-year tenure starts from September 10, 2019, and runs till August 31, 2021.

This arrangement includes limited coverage of Ranji Trophy, Irani Cup, Deodhar Trophy, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and women’s Challenger series.

AIR coverage for domestic tournaments

Event Total matches Total Match days
Ranji Trophy 1 x 5-day Final 5
Duleep Trophy 1 x 5-day  Final 5
Deodhar Trophy 3 x 1-Day League games 3
Deodhar Trophy 1 x 1-Day  Final 1
Women’s Challenger Series 4 x 1-Day games 4
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Super League 10 x League matches 5
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy league 1 x Final 1
Irani Cup (Men) 1 x 5-day Match 5
Courtesy: BCCI