ICC T20 World Cup 2024: Global Broadcasters & Streaming Platforms

ICC T20 World Cup 2024: Global Broadcasters & Streaming Platforms

The excitement of the IPL concluded a few weeks ago, and now the ICC T20 World Cup is in full gear. The shortest format of cricket started on June 2 and will wrap up on June 29. The ninth edition of this tournament is being co-hosted by the USA and the West Indies. It features an impressive 55 matches spread over nearly a month. This year marks the first time an ICC event is held in the US. Additionally, the tournament includes 20 teams, up from 16 in the previous edition, signalling cricket's rising popularity.

Tournament Format

The T20 2024 World Cup follows a round-robin format. The 20 teams are divided into five groups, with the top 2 teams from each group advancing to the Super 8 stage. This stage will have two groups of 4 teams each. The top two teams from these groups will then proceed to the knockout rounds, consisting of two semi-finals and a final. This setup ensures that cricket enthusiasts worldwide enjoy a month filled with thrilling and extravagant matches daily.

Where to Watch the ICC T20 World Cup 2024

Now, let's get to the main point: where to watch the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. The entire tournament is broadcast live on major sports networks, and in today's digital age, you can also catch the action on online streaming platforms. Note that we do not endorse any pirated streaming services.

ICC is streaming the entire T20 World Cup live and free on ICC.tv. This service is available on the official T20 World Cup app in more than 80 regions worldwide. Below is a list of broadcasters and streaming platforms where you can watch the matches globally.

Broadcasting Details by Region

  1. India
    Cricket fans in India can watch all the live T20 World Cup action on the Star Sports network. The channels include Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Select 2, Star Select 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Tamil HD, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Telugu HD, Maa Gold, Star Sports 1, and Star Suvarna Plus SD. Additionally, Disney+ Hotstar has obtained the streaming rights for the ICC T20 WC 2024. It can be streamed for free on mobile at 720p. Higher-quality streams require a subscription.
  2. England
    In England, viewers can watch the ICC T20 World Cup on Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Main Event, and Sky Sports Action. The matches can also be streamed live on SkyGO, NOW, and the Sky Sports App.
  3. Australia and New Zealand

In Australia, ICC has partnered with Amazon to stream the tournament on Prime Video. Meanwhile, in New Zealand, Sky Sports is the official broadcaster.

  1. USA, Canada, and West Indies
    For fans in the US, WillowTV is the go-to platform for streaming the matches if you can't attend in person. This service is also available in Canada. The West Indies, co-hosting the event, will broadcast the matches, including the knockout stage, on ESPN Caribbean and the ESPN Play Caribbean app.
  2. Pakistan & Sri Lanka
    In Pakistan, the matches will be aired on apTV and Ten Sports and can be streamed on the Myco and Tamasha apps. In Sri Lanka, the coverage will be provided by TV1, Sirasa, and Shakti TV.
  3. South Africa & UAE

Fans in South Africa, Namibia, and Uganda can watch the live action on SuperSport and its app, which covers South Africa and 52 Sub-Saharan African territories. In the UAE and Middle Eastern regions, the matches can be streamed on STARZPLAY, with broadcast coverage on CricLife MAX and CricLife MAX2 in the UAE.

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