Wednesday 6 June 2012 

BFBS Sponsors Inter Services Twenty20 At Lord's

BFBS Sponsors Inter Services Twenty20 At Lord's
BFBS Sponsors Inter Services Twenty20 At Lord's
 

BFBS is delighted to once again be sponsoring this year's Inter Services T20 cricket competition at Lord’s on Tuesday 19th June.  It's one of the highlights of the Forces sporting summer and BFBS is glad to be able to support such a prestigious day.

BFBS will have live commentary and interviews from Lord’s throughout the day. Tune in on DAB Digital Radio in the UK, on FM across the Forces world, on Sky Guide 0211, Freesat Channel 786, www.bfbs.com and via the free BFBS smartphone app.

BFBS will also be bringing you all the highlights from Lord’s on BFBS TV’s flagship news programme - British Forces News – which is now available to watch in the UK.  British Forces News is transmitted in 17 countries every weeknight at 18:30 CET on BFBS1 and to Royal Navy ships through Navy TV. Now, it’s also being broadcast every weeknight at 18.30 UK time on Information TV, via Sky Channel 231 and Freesat Channel 402.

BFBS is part of the Services’ charity SSVC – their Chief Executive Nick Pollard said: “We support Forces sport all year round every way we can.  We help with funding, we publicise events and we provide unmatched news coverage on television, radio and our website. We know how important sport is to the Services.  Whether it's a marathon run by a few dozen athletes in the blistering heat of Helmand or 65,000 fans cheering on the Army and Navy teams at Twickenham, the dedication and competitive spirit are just as great.  And as we know, physical injury is no bar to sports participation in the Armed Forces. 

Disabled servicemen and women take part in an astonishing range of events and are not above inventing new ones of their own just to push themselves a bit harder!

“We take great pride in our sports coverage.  On our worldwide radio broadcasts and every weeknight on BFBS TV's British Forces News you'll get the latest results and reports from Forces competitions in the UK and overseas. So good luck to all involved with the preparation as well as the day itself and keep up with Forces sport and the rest of Services life on BFBS.”

The Combined Services Cricket Association IST20 is a triangular Twenty20 tournament involving all three armed forces. The teams play for the honour of being crowned as the CSCA IST20 Champions. The competition was first held in 2005 at the Army Cricket Ground at Aldershot, and this is the third year that it has been hosted by the MCC at Lord’s. Each of the armed forces Senior XI play two Twenty20 games during the single day tournament; the hours of play are (UK times):

Match 1 - 1000 to 1245 - Royal Navy v British Army
Match 2 - 1315 to 1600 - Royal Air Force v Losers of Match 1
Match 3 - 1630 to 1915 - Royal Air Force v Winners of Match 1

So tune into BFBS to hear our coverage of the tournament throughout the day on DAB Digital Radio in the UK, on FM across the Forces world, on Sky Guide 0211, Freesat Channel 786, www.bfbs.com and via the free BFBS smartphone app.

Watch the highlights on British Forces News at 18:30 CET on BFBS1 and at 18.30 UK time on Information TV, via Sky Channel 231 and Freesat Channel 402.

If you have family, friends or loved ones currently based overseas with the Forces, then remember you can send a message of support online at www.bfbs.com/messages