Sky Sports to air Ping An Chinese football

Sky Sports has expanded its array of footballing telly even further, having secured the rights to air the Ping An Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL).

It's got the broadcast rights for the next three seasons of the league, which generally runs from March to November, and it'll supplement the games with its usual commentary, analysis and extra content.

It may not be the most popular league in the UK, but footie fans may spot a few familiar faces. There's the likes of ex-Chelsea midfielder Ramires; Newcastle United's Obafemi Martins; former Arsenal player Gervinho; and Graziano Pelle, a recent signing from Southampton.

Gary Hughes, head of football at Sky Sports, 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."

The first CSL match to air on Sky Sports will be Shanghai Shenhua v Jiangsu Suning, on Saturday 30 July at 12.30pm. And the next day at the same time, it'll also air Guangzhou R&F v Shanghai SIPG.

Catch the games on Sky Sports 3 - available on Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk TV, and Now TV. This season, Sky Sports will also air hundreds of games from the Premier League, EFL, La Liga, and qualifiers for next year's FIFA World Cup.

Source: Sky

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