Live cricket on the BBC: Test Match Special & 5 live coverage

With the Ashes regained, BBC Test Match Special will broadcast ball-by-ball commentary of England's series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

All games can be heard on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 4 Long Wave and via the BBC Sport website and app, with regular updates on BBC Radio 5 live and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website - while you can sign up for news and wicket alerts on the BBC Sport app.

The UAE series features three Tests, four ODIs and three Twenty20 internationals.

There will also be highlights on BBC Radio 5 live's In Short page as well as a TMS podcast each day during the Tests.

How to listen to TMS
BBC Radio 5 live sports extra - via digital radio; digital satellite channel 0144; Freeview channel 706; cable TV channel 864 or 908
BBC Radio 4 - via analogue radio on 198 LW; digital satellite channel 0143
BBC Sport website - via
Via the BBC Red Button, via the BBC iPlayer Radio app for iPhone and Android, and via the BBC Sport app which now features live radio streaming which you can hear while reading the live text and reports
Get BBC iPlayer Radio on your mobile

Domestic cricket coverage

BBC Local Radio will broadcast live commentary of every single county match, with increased coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra most weeks.

TMS contract until end of 2019

In January 2012, BBC Sport announced a new six-year radio rights deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board, which means TMS will be on air with exclusive radio commentary of all home series up to and including the end of the 2019 season, with more coverage of domestic cricket and women's internationals.

You can also access the BBC Ashes Archive at for some famous historical moments from the past, as described by TMS.

International cricket broadcast via the BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app on desktop, mobile and tablet is available to UK users only, but all county cricket coverage is available worldwide.

England's full fixtures (times and coverage details subject to change)

Some Red Button coverage may not be available on Freeview - further details here.

If you have any questions about the BBC's cricket coverage please first consult our main FAQs page.

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