Sky Sports agree TV deal to broadcast Chinese Super League for next three seasons

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will broadcast the Chinese Super League to viewers in the United Kingdom.

Familiar names to Premier League and European football fans will be on show with the likes of Hulk, Ramires and Graziano Pelle all playing in .

Sky have signed a deal to cover the Chinese Super League, whose season runs from March to November, until the end of the 2018 season.

Clubs in China have been paying mega bucks to lure some of the biggest names in the world to Asia to play in the rapidly-growing league.

The coverage begins on Saturday when former Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins lines up for Shanghai Shenhua against Ramires’ Jiangsu Suning.

Guangzhou R&F face off against Shanghai SIPG – who are managed by former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson – on Sunday.

Coverage of both games begins at 12:30pm on Sky Sports 3.

Sky’s head of football Gary Hughes said: “This is more great news for football fans as we get set for our biggest ever season on Sky Sports.

“The Ping An Chinese Super League is attracting players from Europe and is creating a really exciting competition that will only add to an incredible line-up of live football on Sky Sports.”

Via: Mirror