BBL returns to Sky Sports for second season

British basketball returns to Sky Sports for the new BBL Championship season.

Sky Sports will also air the men’s and women’s finals including the Cup Finals on Sunday 30 January 2022, Trophy Finals on 20 March 2022, and the Play-Off Finals on 15 May 2022 at The O2 in London.

Tipping off the coverage on Friday 29 October, last season’s Championship winners Leicester Riders will host the 2021 Cup and Play-Off winners Newcastle Eagles.

Riders, who have 2021 MVP Geno Crandall back, will be looking for a good start their title defence against the Eagles, who hold the record as most decorated club in the league, with 27 titles to their name. With one of the fiercest rivalries in the game, the action will be live on Sky Sports Arena and Sky Sports Mix from 7pm.

Host Nat Coombs will be joined by GB Olympian Kieron Achara MBE, former Newcastle Eagles star and The BBL Show co-host Drew Lasker, and guests from across the League. Buzz16 Productions will produce BBL coverage for Sky Sports. Additionally, they will commit to including Mama Youth apprentices on the production team for BBL coverage.

Sky Sports game schedule

05/11/2021: London v Cheshire
12/11/2021: Manchester v Cheshire   
19/11/2021: Glasgow v Bristol   
26/11/2021: Newcastle v Sheffield   
03/12/2021: Newcastle v London   
10/12/2021: Manchester v Glasgow   
17/12/2021: Leicester v Newcastle   
14/01/2022: Plymouth v Surrey   
21/01/2022: Sheffield v Bristol   
30/01/2022: W/BBL Cup Final   
04/02/2022: London v Leicester   
11/02/2022: Leicester v Manchester   
18/02/2022: Newcastle v Glasgow   
25/02/2022: Sheffield v Surrey 

All games will tip-off at 7.30pm with live coverage commencing at 7.00pm)