Channel 4 has secured the telecast rights of England’s high-profile Test series against India after having struck a deal with Indian broadcaster Star Sports. This will be the first time Test cricket returns to terrestrial television in the U.K. since the 2005 Ashes.

“Channel 4 will show exclusive free-to-air live television coverage of England’s Test series against India,” the channel said in a statement. “This will be the first time live Test cricket has been on free to air television since Channel 4 showed England’s momentous Ashes win in 2005.”

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It said ball-by-ball coverage of all four Tests will be shown live on Channel 4 and All 4.

“And for viewers who can’t manage the early 4am start, highlights will be available on All 4.”

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