Old Trafford. (File Photo: IANS). Image Source: IANS News

Mumbai, July 6 : Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) has announced the return of live cricket action after more than four months, with the West Indies tour of England.

As cricket finally makes a comeback with West Indies taking on England, viewers can watch the series unfold live and exclusive on SONY SIX channels from July 8. The first Test will be played at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, followed by the second and third Test at the Old Trafford, Manchester from July 16 and 24 respectively.

West Indies will look to defend the Wisden Trophy on English soil as the historic series will witness some of the major transformations in cricketing history due to the new regulations within the sport such as empty stands and ban on the use of saliva for shining the ball among others.

The series will also witness some of the best international cricketers from both the teams back in action. While England will look to bank on players like Joe Root, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes among others, the young West Indies squad will look to gain motivation from their senior squad members like Jason Holder, Roston Chase and Kemar Roach.

Rajesh Kaul, Chief Revenue Officer, Distribution and Head - Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India said: "After over 120 days of no live cricket in the world, our audiences can celebrate the return of live cricket that resumes exclusively on Sony Pictures Sports Network with the West Indies tour of England Test series." "We have received a great response from advertisers for the upcoming West Indies tour of England Test series and have My11Circle, Skoda, ITC deodorants as co-presenting sponsors. Byju's, Dafa News, Bharti Airtel, Cars 24, Infiniti Retail (Croma) and Policy Bazaar are on board as associate sponsors and Maruti Suzuki & Mobile Premier League (MPL) have done spot buys on the series," he added.

-- The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text

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