The BBC will broadcast the first match of the Netball World Cup as the England Roses face Barbados along with whole tournament.
BBC has confirmed that they will broadcast the 2023 Netball World Cup, which will be played in South Africa. Sky will have the television rights for the opening weekend of the tournament.
Speaking about the announcement, director of BBC Sport, Barbara Slater, said: “We are delighted to be showcasing the Netball World Cup 2023 free to air across the BBC.
“As a big supporter of women’s sport, we want to bring it to the widest audience possible. With great home nation representation , we’re hoping for plenty of drama and memorable matches.”
During the tournament, which starts in Cape Town on Friday 28 July, England will face Barbados, Scotland will face Malawi, and Wales will face the hosts.
In a dramatic final four years ago, New Zealand beat 11-time winners Australia to win the Netball World Cup. In 2022, England failed to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games and finished third, so they will hope to bounce back.
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Members of Sky Sports must subscribe to watch the opening weekend. Memberships start at £20 at the moment, with other packages starting at £24/month. Sky Sports subscribers can stream their matches through the SkyGo app and the Sky Sports website. Sky Sports channels can also be viewed on NowTV with daily passes starting at £11.98/day.
On 29 July and 20 July, BBC Radio 5 Live will have coverage of England’s games against Malawi and Scotland, respectively. From the second weekend, all matches will be broadcast on BBC Television, BBC iPlayer, and BBC Sport website.
Roses squad: Helen Housby (GA, GS), Eleanor Cardwell (GA, GS), Olivia Tchine (GS), Natalie Metcalf (WA, GA), Chelsea Pitman (WA), Jade Clarke (C, WD), Laura Malcolm (WD, C, WA), Imogen Allison (WD, C), Funmi Fadoju (WD, GD, GK), Layla Guscoth (GD, GK), Fran Williams (GD, GK), Geva Mentor (GK, GD)
Travelling reserves: Halimat Adio (GK, GD), Sophie Drakeford-Lewis (GA, WA), Amy Carter (C, WD).