The ICC today announced live streaming of 16 matches from the remaining three rounds of the Pepsi World Cricket League (WCL) Championship 2011-2013,commencing with the crucial fifth round fixtures that kick off in the United Arab Emirates on March 6.
This is the first time multiple WCL Championship matches will be broadcast to a global audience. Four games of the
upcoming fifth round will be streamed live at http://www.icc-cricket.com,and viewers will be able to watch all
matches free of charge.
Tim Anderson,the ICC’s Global Development Manager,said:
“This live coverage marks another important step in the ICC’s objective to shine a brighter light on the elite cricket being played by the top Associate and Affiliate Members.
“Kevin O’Brien and Paul Stirling of Ireland,and Mohammed
Nabi and Mohammed Shahzad of Afghanistan,are examples of the talented players now competing at this level,and we are therefore delighted to be offering cricket fans the
opportunity to see these new stars of international cricket in
In the first live broadcasts of the fifth round,Afghanistan will take on second-placed Scotland in two ODIs,on March 6 and 8 respectively,at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium,a match Afghanistan must win to stay in contention for a top-two finish for the 2015 ICC World Cup.
In the other live broadcast fixture of round five,table-topper Ireland will face host UAE on March 18 and 20,also at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
In other fifth-round fixtures,Kenya take on Canada in two ODIs at the ICC Global Cricket Academy in Dubai March 11
and 13,while Namibia will host third-placed the Netherlands
on April on 16 and 18.
The sixth and penultimate round of the WCL Championship
will be played during July and August,while the final round
matches will be staged in September and October.