ESPN Caribbean to air Windies-NZ series

ESPN Caribbean will present live, exclusive coverage of the West Indies tour of New Zealand from today at 4:20 p.m. (ET) from Dunedin, a release from the company in Barbados said yesterday.

The announcement followed questions as to why there was no radio or television coverage of  the series.

The ESPN Caribbean statement said that all matches will air live on ESPN Play (www.espnplay.com) – ESPN’s multiscreen live and on-demand broadband platform in the Caribbean.

West Indies have been engaging their hosts since December 2, 2013 and the series will run until January 15, 2014.

The tour culminates with two Twenty20 (T20) fixtures which will serve as the precursor for the Windies’ title defence of the I.C.C. World Twenty20 trophy, which will be broadcast exclusively by ESPN Caribbean in March 2014, the release added.

Last week, the West Indies Cricket Board encouraged television companies operating in the Caribbean to secure the television broadcast rights for the ongoing West Indies v New Zealand Test, ODI and T20 series. In a press release, the WICB said it recognized that the region continued to experience financial challenges; however cricket fans were disheartened that they were not able to view the West Indies team play against New Zealand.

“From response there are legions of fans who are desirous of viewing the matches and that represents obvious interest and demand,” the WICB said. The WICB press release came following an enquiry by Stabroek News with the board over the lack of TV coverage.

 

Date                                                         Time        Match          Venue      

December 10th – December 14th              4:20pm   2nd Test      Wellington

December 18th – December 20th              4:20pm   3rd Test      Hamilton

December 25th                                                  7:50pm          1st  ODI     Auckland

December 28th                                                  7:50pm          2nd ODI     Napier

December 31st                                                   4:50pm          3rd  ODI    Queenstown

January 3rd                                                        4:50pm          4th  ODI    Nelson

January 7th                                                         7:50pm          5th  ODI    Hamilton

January 11th                               12:50am  1st T20I     Auckland

January 15th                               12:50am  2nd T20I   Wellington

 



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