Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) today (February 20) announced the details of its broadcast and digital coverage plans for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia giving cricket fans around the widest range of platforms ever for a women’s event.

Building on the momentum from the first standalone ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in 2018, fans will now be able to connect with the tournament across a greater number of broadcast and digital platforms than ever before.

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Star Sports, ICC’s global broadcast partner, and its broadcast partners will bring coverage to fans across the world through live and highlights television coverage in close to 160 territories. Whilst the live digital coverage - simulcasts on mobile and other digital platforms like Hotstar in India and other parts of the world and channel apps such as Kayo in the host nation, will be available globally – in over 200 territories.

The 16 broadcast partners confirmed for the event include Star Sports (India and the rest of the Indian sub-continent (including Sri Lanka)), Fox Sports (Australia), Channel 9 (Australia) Sky Sports (United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland), SuperSport (South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa), Etisalat Criclife (United Arab Emirates), Willow TV (USA & Canada), Sky TV (New Zealand), PTV (Pakistan), ESPN (Caribbean), Gazi TV (Bangladesh), Radio Television Afghanistan (Afghanistan), Fox Networks Group (South East Asia), Digicel (Pacific Islands), Yupp TV (MENA, Continental Europe and Central Asia), Star Cricket (Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong).

Leading the charge in multi-language production, ICC’s global broadcaster, Star Sports, will broadcast all matches in English and India matches (excluding India vs Sri Lanka) in five languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. For fans wishing to connect to the tournament via web or mobile platforms, all matches will be available on Hotstar.

Meanwhile, in the host country, Fox Sports will televise all matches live on Fox Sports Cricket or Fox Sports 5 supported by Kayo for digital viewers. Channel 9 will also carry coverage of all Australia matches, the semi-finals and final as well as six other tournament matches. (Please check local listings).

In Thailand, viewers can tune in and enjoy coverage of the nation competing in their first ever ICC Women’s T20 World Cup via Yupp TV’s platforms on Smart TVs, web and mobile.

Yupp TV will provide extensive global coverage to over 60 territories including Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland and Faroe Islands, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino and Vatican City, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Fans looking to catch up by short form, on demand coverage in India and the Indian sub-continent (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) and Afghanistan can watch via the ICC’s Facebook page. Post-match highlights will also be made available.  

Elsewhere, in-match digital coverage and post-match highlights for fans in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, will be made available by the BBC (United Kingdom) and Spark Sport (New Zealand).

Globally, post-match highlights and a range of event features, media conferences and archive material will be available to view globally on the ICC’s Facebook page and Instagram account.

"Digital fans can follow the tournament via the official T20 World Cup mobile App and t20worldcup.com website. You’ll have everything you need to know about the event including news, results and highlights for every game including exclusive behind-the-scenes content.

"As ever, a range of content will also be delivered to the ICC and T20 World Cup Social media channels across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and TikTok and fans can join in the discussion by using the tournament hashtag #T20WorldCup," ICC said.