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The ICC to televise ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier matches for the first time ever

Ten ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier matches will be broadcast live to 200 countries by Star Sports and other official broadcasters.

  • This will be complemented by six minutes per hour of near live match content through digital clip partners across 180 countries and more content than ever before across ICC digital platforms
  • Stellar seven person commentary panel including Ian Bishop, Mpumelelo Mbangwa, Lisa Sthalekar
  • Match schedule infographic attached

Ian Bishop: “The phenomenal rise of Afghanistan as a cricketing stronghold in such a short time, serves as a cautionary tale to anyone who isn’t aware of how fast and how skilfully the game is growing at all levels. With this in mind I am excited to be a part of the broadcast panel that will be on hand to keep you updated as to which two nations will be standing on the pedestal of success on March 25 as they tread the path to leave their mark on the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.”

Lisa Sthalekar: “The ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier is a very important tournament in the cricketing calendar as it is the last chance for teams to qualify for next year’s Cricket World Cup in England and Wales. What that means is that there will be some delightful cricket that will be played with new heroes emerging. I am eager to be part of the broadcast team and I’m looking forward to all the excitement it will bring.”

Pommie Mbangwa: “I so look forward to working on the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier. Of course being back in Zimbabwe will be enjoyable, but more entertaining will be getting to call games where so much is at stake for all the teams. It means a great deal to be at the Cricket World Cup and this is the last chance teams get to earn a place in the sport’s most coveted tournament.”




The ten matches to be broadcasted at Harare Sports Club are as follows:

Saturday, 10 March – Windies v Ireland
Monday, 12 March – Windies v Netherlands
Thursday, 15 March – A1 v B1
Friday, 16 March – A2 v B2
Sunday, 18 March – A2 v B3
Monday, 19 March – A1 v B2
Tuesday, 20 March – A3 v B1
Thursday, 22 March – A1 v B3
Friday, 23 March – A2 v B1
Sunday, 25 March – FINAL

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22 February – Ireland confident of team balance, Windies not taking anything for granted
23 February – Schedule of captains’ pressers, teams’ practice and warm-up matches in Bulawayo, Harare and Kwekwe.

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