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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

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Test Match Special returns for Summer 2011

Jonathan Agnew
  • Live ball-by-ball commentary on Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 4 Long Wave and bbc.co.uk/tms
  • Close of play podcast with Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott

The BBC's Test Match Special returns to BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and Radio 4 Long Wave this month with ball-by-ball commentary on England's summer matches against Sri Lanka and India.

TMS will deliver commentary throughout the World Cup winners and finalists' summer tours, which will see them compete with England in full Test series, one-day internationals and Twenty20 internationals.

Live coverage begins on 26 May, on the opening day of the first Test between England and Sri Lanka in Cardiff, followed-by the second Test at Lord's starting on 3 June and the third Test from 16 June at The Rose Bowl.

There will also be ball-by-ball commentary on Sri Lanka's Twenty20 international and five one-day internationals throughout June and July.

Commentary on India's tour begins on 21 July with coverage of the first Test live from Lord's. Ball-by-ball commentary on the next three Tests will come from Trent Bridge, Edgbaston and the Oval, followed-by the Twenty20 international from Old Trafford and the five one day internationals running through to 16 September.

BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew leads the TMS team providing commentary on all of England's games.

The TMS podcast featuring Aggers and Geoffrey Boycott's review of the day will be available after each day's play, and you can follow TMS producer Adam Mountford and other members of the team regularly on Twitter and on the TMS blog.

BBC Radio 5 Live will also have regular reports, features and special programmes throughout the season, including a Monday Night Cricket Club presented by Michael Vaughan and Phil Tufnell starting on 30 May.

In addition, from Thursday 26 May, Andrew Flintoff will present his new weekly 5 Live programme, Freddie's World Of Sport, featuring his entertaining and insightful views on the issues and personalities across the world of sport, along with big name guests, celebrity interviews and all the latest sports news and gossip.

TMS commentary is available on BBC 5 Live Sports Extra (Digital radio, Digital satellite channel 0144, Freeview channel 706, Cable TV channel 864 or 908), Radio 4 Long Wave (Analogue radio on 198 LW; Digital satellite channel 0143) and online at bbc.co.uk/tms.

Notes to Editors

Details of full fixtures available here

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