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

With the Test series over, BBC Test Match Special will broadcast ball-by-ball commentary of England's limited-overs series against South Africa, starting on 3 February.

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 limited-overs leg of the tour features five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 internationals.

The commentary team features Simon Mann, Simon Hughes and Neil Manthorp, with summarisers Geoffrey Boycott, Vic Marks and Ebony Rainford-Brent joined by ex-South Africa stars Mark Boucher and Shaun Pollock.

Coverage of England women's tour

You can also hear every ball of every international match of England women's tour of South Africa on the BBC.

Charlotte Edwards' side play three one-day and three Twenty20 internationals in February.

Online highlights of ICC events

Under a new four-year deal announced on 1 February 2016, the BBC will broadcast video coverage of all major ICC tournaments - including the World Twenty20, Champions Trophy, Women's World Cup, the 2019 World Cup and Under-19 World Cups - on the BBC Sport website.

The deal allows the BBC to show video clips, end-of-day round-ups, digital preview programming features and archive material in the UK.

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.

Does cricket leave you Stumped?

BBC World Service's weekly cricket show Stumped, produced in association with Australia's ABC and All India Radio, has returned for a new series with news, views, interviews and features from around the world of cricket. It is presented by the BBC's Alison Mitchell, ABC's Jim Maxwell and AIR's Charu Sharma.

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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