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The 2023 edition of the cricket World Cup is underway and there are multiple ways to watch each of these games wherever you are placed in the world.
In a press release by the ICC, it has been revealed that the ten-team, 48-match tournament will be broadcast live globally through their official broadcaster Star Sports and Disney+ Hotstar and through their licensees.
The tournament, which began on Thursday, October 5, will go on till Sunday, November 19 when the final will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Before that, the 10 teams will feature in a round-robin format in the group stage where each team will play every other side.
The top four teams at the end of that round will make it to the semifinals, which will be hosted at the Wankhede Stadium in India and Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
With the tournament hosted in India, it’s no surprise that Indian fans will expect a little bit extra from their team.
With India having begun well in the tournament as well, more and more fans are tuning in to watch the 2023 World Cup and if you are looking to do that too, you need a Star Sports subscription on cable TV and a Disney+ Hotstar one if you want to stream it live on your device(s).
One step closer to Sachin Tendulkar’s record 👊
— ICC Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) October 20, 2023
England start off as the defending champions under the leadership of Jos Buttler and while they have already lost to New Zealand and Afghanistan, the fans will do well to remember they did not have the greatest of starts to the 2019 edition either.
This cricket tournament can be watched live in the UK using various options. This includes Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Mix, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Showcase on television.
If you have subscribed to the SkyGO and Sky Sports App in the UK, you can stream it live as well.
To go with this, the 2023 World Cup highlights can be watched with Primetime while those looking to follow this cricketing action with a free-to-air option you can use Channel 5 and My5 App for the highlights of these matches.
Some of the other regions in which the Cricket World Cup will be telecast includes USA, where the tournament can be watched on WillowTV. If you are in the USA, you can also use the ESPN+ app for its live coverage.
The tournament can also be watched in the other parts of Asia including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
In Pakistan the tournament will be live with PTV Sports and A-Sports while it will also be streamed on ptvflix and other such streaming platforms like Daraz, TAPMAD, MYCO, SHOQ TV, ARY ZAP, Jazz and Tamasha.
Where does this rank amongst the greatest upsets at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup? 🔥#CWC23
— ICC Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) October 18, 2023
Bangladesh might not have made the best of starts to this World Cup but they will have a chance to make things better as things go along. These matches can be watched live in the country with GTV and T Sports while they will also be streamed with Rabbithole.
TV1, Sirasa TV and Shakthi TV have the World Cup 2023 broadcasting rights in Sri Lanka. It can also be live streamed with sirasatv.lk. In Afghanistan, the matches will be live on Ariana TV and arianatelevision.com.
South Africa fans will hope their side can shrug off their defeat at the hands of Netherlands and make the later stages of the tournament with SuperSport and its app telecasting these matches in their country.
And it’s not just in South Africa but also in other 52 Sub-Saharan Africa territories that the tournament will be shown live with SuperSport.
While some of the 2023 World Cup matches will be broadcast live with Channel Nine and 9Now in Australia, if you want to watch full action, you will need to subscribe to Fox Sports and Kayo.
Similarly, the 2019 runner-up New Zealand will be looking to build on that performance and to watch that live in their country, it’s the Sky Sport NZ subscription that you need.
STARZPLAY is the place to be to watch the 2023 World Cup live in the UAE and the entire MENA region while CricLife MAX will also broadcast the games in the UAE.
Some of the other regions in the world in which the 2023 World Cup can be watched with the respective options how to do that can be seen below.
- Canada: Willow TV & willow.tv
- West Indies (or the Caribbean Islands): ESPN & ESPN2 along with ESPN Play Caribbean
- Central & South America and Mexico: ESPN+
- Brazil: Star+
- Continental Europe: YuppTV
- Hong Kong: YuppTV
- Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan: Star Sports, YuppTV
- Malaysia: Astro Cricket & AstroGO, YuppTV
- Middle East & North Africa nations: CricLife Max, StarzPlay
- Pacific Islands: TVWAN Sport TVWAN Action & Digicel App
- Singapore: HubSports 4 & 5 & StarHub TV+
The cricket World Cup will also be broadcast live on radio where you can listen to either the live commentary of the competition or get live updates at regular intervals.
In India, the official audio broadcasters include Digital 2 Sports for Hindi & English coverage and Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India or the AIR) for live Hindi commentary, Radio Mirchi for live Hindi updates and Kuku FM and Gaana for Hindi updates.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) will broadcast this live on their FM channel in Australia in English, while in Sri Lanka this will be telecast live with MTV Channel (Private) Limited in Sinhalese.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation and AsiatIc MEC Limited will also be involved in the radio broadcast of all the 2023 World Cup matches in South Africa and Bangladesh respectively.
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