This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Petition Minimum of 1 England cricket Test match to be on free-to-air TV per year

Cricket participation levels in the United Kingdom are decreasing every year across all age groups ( and this can be linked to the move in 2005 to show all England internationals exclusively on Sky Sports. It's time Test cricket was protected by Ofcom.

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The ECB have recently dedicated to showing 2 T20 England Internationals a year from 2020 (

However, this is not enough. It is time that some England Test matches are added to Category A of the "Ofcom Code on Sports and Other Listed and Designated Events" ( with a focus placed on Australia matches during an Ashes series.

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