ESPN-STAR Sports is all set to telecast select matches of the U-19 ICC Cricket World Cup, which got underway in Kuala Lumpur on February 15, for the first time. The channel will telecast 10 live matches from Malaysia, including the semi-finals and the finals, which would be played on March 2, 2008.
R C Venkateish, MD, ESPN Software India Pvt Ltd, said, “This is the first time that ESPN-STAR Sports will be telecasting the Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup and we are very excited about it. Our world class production facility will ensure the best viewing experience for the audience during the tournament. All arrangements for the smooth telecast, which will spot the emerging talent not only in the country but across all playing nations of the world, have been completed.”
Sixteen teams would be battling for the Cup, including 10 members of the ICC, host team Malaysia, and five qualifiers – Namibia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Ireland, and Bermuda – in the two-week long tournament.
Eminent personalities like Alan Wilkins, Alistair Campbell, Colin Miller, Ranjit Fernando and Danny Morrison comprise the commentary panel.
The matches would be telecast in 100 countries, including South Asia, England, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, West Indies and North America.