Nine has rejected an offer from Seven to swap the 2019 and 2020 Wimbledon Championships in exchange for the right to broadcast the Ashes exclusively.
Nine has opted to keep the Ashes series, taking place in Edgbaston in August, which marks Steve Smith and David Warner’s return to Test cricket. Timezones will mean the broadcast will take place in primetime in Australia.
The Daily Telegraph reports Nine will take take the international feed and commentary from Star Sports for the World Cup and Sky for the Ashes.
Nine will also broadcast next year’s World Twenty20 tournament to be staged on Australian soil.
Last year a deal was struck for the 2019 Australian Open, with Nine paying Seven $48.5m, when the latter’s schedule was given to summer Cricket.