Ministry of Sport

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 Will Be Broadcast To More Than 200 Territories Via 25 Different Partners

The International Cricket Council (ICC) have confirmed that cricket fans across the world will have the widest range of platforms to access the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, with games broadcast live across television, radio and digital platforms, as well as news, in cinemas, at Fan Parks and via other media rights partners.

With support from ICC Global Broadcast Partner, Star Sports, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 will be broadcast live to more than 200 territories via 25 broadcast partners.

The tournament will also be broadcast across seven regional language feeds in India, with Star Sports assembling a team of 50 of the world’s best commentators and producing feeds in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bangla and Marathi.

Star Sports will also carry all ICC TV produced matches in English.

ICC Head of Media Rights, Broadcast and Digital, Aarti Dabas said:“Through diversification of ICC’s media rights programme, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 promises to the most widely available cricket tournament in history, which will cater to fans of all demographics, on every continent.

“We are confident that by making the coverage available on different platforms, the engagement with the event and indeed cricket will increase and sustain cricket’s growth for years to come.

“In the short term, we are looking forward to connecting with the world, entertaining all existing and new cricket viewers and inspiring a new generation of fans,” he said.

Around the world, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 will be broadcast on Star Sports (India and the rest of the Indian Sub-continent), Sky Sports (United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland), SuperSport (South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa), OSN (Middle East & North Africa), Fox Sports Australia and Channel 9 (Australia), Willow TV (USA), Sky TV and Prime (New Zealand), Ten Sports and PTV (Pakistan), ESPN (Caribbean), Gazi TV, Maasranga and BTV (all Bangladesh), SLRC (Sri Lanka) and Fox Network Group (China and South East Asia), Digicel (Asia Pacific), Radio Television Afghanistan (Afghanistan) and Yupp TV (Continental Europe and Central Asia).

For the first time in history, cricket will be brought to fans in Afghanistan via state broadcaster Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA), who are participating in their first ever ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

This coverage will reach approximately 60% of households or an audience of 20 million.

A full list of licensees is available here.

Shaun Carney

Shaun Carney