The International Cricket Council's (ICC) global broadcast
partner ESPN Star Sports and its licensing partners will take
the coverage of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2012 to
more than 180 countries with live broadcast of all the 10
matches to be played at Tony Ireland Stadium, Queensland,
broadcast coverage of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012,
which will be staged from 11 to 26 August, will start with
the tournament opener between defending champion Australia
and arch-rival England on Saturday, 11 August, and will culminate
with the final to be staged on Sunday, 26 August.
the two-week period, fans from across the globe will be able
to watch all 10 matches to be played at the Tony Ireland Stadium
in Townsville. This will include coverage of five group stage
matches, two Super League quarter-finals, two Super League
semi-finals and the final.
STAR Sports will broadcast the matches in Indian sub-continent
including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives,
Bhutan. In Sri Lanka, Carlton Sports will telecast the matches
on terrestrial network.
Sports along with PTV will telecast the matches in Pakistan
and in England, Wales, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland,
the matches will be televised on BSkyB, while in Australia
the event will be shown on Fox Sports.
Prime Sports will telecast the matches in the Middle East
and North Africa. Sportscaster SuperSport will bring the event
for audiences in Sub Saharan Africa and South Africa.
STAR Sports and its licensees will service cricket's traditional
heartlands in South Asia, the United Kingdom, Australia, New
Zealand, South Africa, West Indies, and the coverage will
also be seen across the continents of Africa and South America,
and throughout the Middle East, USA and Canada.
fans in South America and Caribbean can catch the event on
ESPN while Rogers Sportsnet is the broadcast partner in Canada.
addition to this, ESPN STAR Sports will stream the games live
on its website, www.espnstar.com in the territories that are
not serviced by a television broadcaster. This ensures the
tournament will have a reach of more than 180 territories,
including mainland Europe.
Chief Executive David Richardson said the scope of the worldwide
broadcast coverage reflected the importance of the tournament.
"The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup has become an extremely
popular global event that serves both as a finishing school
and a platform for showcasing the talents of our future stars."
MD Peter Hutton said, "We're absolutely delighted to
be showing the next generation of cricketers to a worldwide
audience as part of a remarkable year of sport on our channels,
and look forward to what should be an excellent tournament."
STAR Sports has also assembled a star-studded commentary team
for the tournament, including fellow ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
inductees Ian Chappell of Australia and Pakistan's Wasim Akram,
as well as former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar, ex-South
Africa spinner Pat Symcox and former New Zealand fast bowler
Indies v India
League quarter-final 4 - D1 v A2
League quarter-final 2 - B1 v C2
League semi-final - winner QF v 1winner QF 4
League semi-final - winner QF2 v winner QF3
matches will be played at the Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville