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Live Cricket Streaming & Broadcast Package Ireland v Afghanistan Series

Live Cricket Streaming & Broadcast Package Ireland v Afghanistan Series
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Cricket Ireland has today announced a broadcast package for cricket fans around the world to be able to follow the Ireland versus Afghanistan series starting next week.

Headline News

•             All six matches to be broadcast free online in Ireland / UK, and accessible in 150 countries, via the Cricket Gateway website.

•             BBC Sport NI to broadcast uninterrupted ball-by-ball commentary of the one-day internationals on the BBC Sport NI website (including audio and video feed).

•             ITW Consulting awarded the broadcast production and in-ground advertising rights.

The series will involve six matches played over a two-week period – three T20 internationals at Bready Cricket Club, and three one-day internationals played at Stormont.

Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland, said:

“This white-ball series is a clash between world cricket’s two newest Full Members, and interest in following the matches is high. We will once again be putting Irish cricket on the world stage and engaging many millions of cricket fans through a broadcast mix that aims to make access to our matches as broad as possible, bearing in mind the England v India Test match is happening at the same time.”

“Domestically, we will be partnering with the BBC to deliver audio and video feeds of the one-day internationals through the BBC Sport NI website, while fans in Ireland / UK will be able to watch the T20Is and ODIs through the Cricket Gateway website.”

“We have additionally negotiated a range of other broadcast deals to ensure fans in major cricket markets around the world can watch the matches through either a terrestrial broadcast station or via the Cricket Gateway website.”

Jane Tohill, Executive Producer at BBC Sport NI said:

“We’re looking forward to working with Cricket Ireland again for the series against Afghanistan at Stormont and bringing fans all the action from the three one-day internationals.”

BBC Sport NI will have live online audio commentary of the three one-day internationals on  Monday 27, Wednesday 29 and Friday 31 August at www.bbc.co.uk/sportni starting at 10.40am.

Michael McNamee will present the coverage and will be joined on commentary by John Kenny and David Townsend with summaries from former Irish Internationals Kyle McCallan, Peter Gillespie and Peter O'Reilly.

Bhairav Shanth, Managing Director at ITW Consulting, said:

“We at ITW Sports - a Global Sports Commerce affiliate - are delighted to partner again with Cricket Ireland for Afghanistan's tour of Ireland. We will be live streaming the cricket series on cricketgateway.com, which can be accessed on a free-to-view basis across 150 countries.”

“This partnership only echoes our group’s commitment to sports worldwide making it accessible and affordable to the last mile fans.”

Match schedule

•       20 August 2018: Ireland v Afghanistan (T20I at Bready, starts 4pm)

•       22 August 2018: Ireland v Afghanistan (T20I at Bready, starts 4pm)

•       24 August 2018: Ireland v Afghanistan (T20I at Bready, starts 4pm)

•       27 August 2018: Ireland v Afghanistan (ODI at Stormont, starts 10.45am)

•       29 August 2018: Ireland v Afghanistan (ODI at Stormont, starts 10.45am)

•       31 August 2018: Ireland v Afghanistan (ODI at Stormont, starts 10.45am)

 

Websites and Digital Media Channels

 

•             BBC Sport NI: www.bbc.co.uk/sportni

•             Cricket Gateway: www.cricketgateway.com

 

Latest list of overseas broadcasters of the series

 

•             OSN

•             Supersport

•             Sky NZ

•             Fox Sports Australia

•             Sony India

 

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