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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

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England v Bangladesh on Test Match Special

5 Live Sports Extra

After their triumph at the recent ICC World Twenty20 in the West Indies, England's cricketers return to Test Match action this week and BBC Radio will have commentary on every ball.

Test Match Special's coverage of the international Cricket summer gets underway on Thursday 27th May with uninterrupted commentary of England's Test series against Bangladesh on Radio 5 Live Sports Extra starting with the First Test at Lords.

You can also follow the action on Radio 4 Long Wave as TMS broadcasts for its 53rd summer.

Jonathan Agnew is at Lords to lead the commentary team – which also includes England's most successful ever captain Michael Vaughan, along with Geoff Boycott, Phil Tufnell, Simon Mann and the next MCC President Christopher Martin Jenkins.

Radio 5 Live will also provide updates every 15 minutes with the reporting team of Pat Murphy and England's most capped cricketer, Alec Stewart.

The Test Match Special Podcast with Jonathan Agnew and Geoff Boycott will be available to download daily. Further details can be found at

5 Live Sport will have a Test Match Preview from 21:00 on Wednesday 26th May, with guests including former England coach Peter Moores and 'the analyst' Simon Hughes.

Commentary will be available to digital TV viewers via the red button, with interactive scorecards and rolling updates.

BBC Radio will have commentary of every ball of the international summer, including the matches between Pakistan and Australia. The team this summer will also include Henry Blofeld, Vic Marks, Ian Chappell, Rameez Raja, Mark Butcher and the former England coach Duncan Fletcher.

Notes to Editors

Test Match Special will be on air from 10:45 on 5 Live Sports Extra and Radio Four LW (Saturday R4LW joins at 10:59).

You can listen to 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra via DAB radio, online at, Freeview, Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media. 5 Live is also on 909 & 693 AM.

BBC Radio 4 coverage is on Long Wave 198 LW.


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