ICC World Cup 2019: All Warm-up Matches will be Telecasted Live Confirms Star Sports
The ICC World Cup 2019 is all set to kick off in a couple of weeks time and all the teams are practising hard to get their hands on the coveted title. The tournament will be held from 30th May with the final slated to be played at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground on 14th July.
The list of warm-up matches has already been finalised. Meanwhile, it has also been finalised that all the warm-up matches prior to the main event will be telecasted in India, Star Sports have confirmed the live telecast of all 10 warm-up matches which is slated to be played ahead of the tournament.
The 1st warm-up match will be played on 24th May and will be played till 28th May, a couple of days before the start of the main event. It provides all the visiting teams to get accustomed to the conditions in England and Wales.
It will also provide an opportunity for the teams to select their playing XI for the main event. As the warm-up matches don’t get international status, there is no restriction on the playing XI as the rule allows any player from the squad to take part in the match.
Team India is all set to play a couple of practice matches on May 25 and May 28 against New Zealand and Bangladesh respectively. Both the matches will be day affairs and will begin at 3 pm. As the match won’t get any official status, the teams are eligible to field all their players of the squad.
All the batters can bat during the match and all the bowlers are eligible to bowl. The matches will be telecasted live on Star Sports. They are the official broadcaster in India. There were also the case in the previous ICC tournaments.
Meanwhile, the news of broadcasting was made public by the Executive Vice President Star Tv Network Sanjog Gupta and he posted on his Twitter handle. “10 warm-up matches (including both India warm-ups) will be aired live. 2 each on 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th & 28th (India plays on 25th and 28th). What should fans watch out for in these games? @cricketaakash @ProfDeano @scottbstyris @sanjaymanjrekar can better explain”
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