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Sky Sports is to show domestic women's cricket live as it happens for the first time ever in the UK.

Eight matches in the Kia Super League will be broadcast from August 2017, including six group stage matches, each as part of a double-header with a men's NatWest T20 Blast match.

Both games from the finals day will also be shown in September.

Bryan Henderson, Head of Cricket at Sky Sports, commented: “Sky Sports is giving women’s cricket a platform like never before. 

"With record attendance figures last year, we can’t wait to show this domestic competition sport live in homes for the first time this summer."

Mr Henderson said this is another example of Sky's support for the women's game.

"We hope our coverage this summer will help inspire the next generation of cricketers," he added.

The schedule of televised games is as follows:

Thursday August 10th  14.30: Southern Vipers v Western Storm (Ageas Bowl)

Friday August 11th  14.30: Yorkshire Diamonds v Lancashire Thunder (Headingley)

Saturday August 12th  12.00: Western Storm v Loughborough Lightning (The Cooper Associates County Ground) 

Sunday August 13th  12:00: Surrey Stars v Yorkshire Diamonds (Kia Oval)

Tuesday August 15th 14:30: Loughborough Lightening v Southern Vipers (The 3aaa County Ground) 

Wednesday August 16th 14:30: Lancashire Thunder v Surrey Stars (Emirates Old Trafford) 

Sky Sports will also be covering action from the ICC Women’s World Cup in June and July, including the final at Lord's on July 23rd.

The provider believes it now offers an "unrivalled schedule" of women's sport, as it also plans to show live coverage of international and Superleague Netball, the England women's rugby team competing in the Six Nations and women's golf from the LPGA tour, including the British Open.

People without Sky Sports subscriptions can still keep up with the action through online TV streaming service NOW TV.

A Sky Sports Day Pass costs £6.99, while a weekly pass costs £10.99, offering access to all seven Sky Sports channels on TV to those with a NOW TV box.

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