ESPN is again partnering with American College Cricket, to promote ESPN3 ‘s coverage of the 2013 Champions Trophy from June 6 to 23,as it did for the 2012 T20 World Cup, and 2012 Champions League tournaments.
“Its easy to understand that ESPN & American College Cricket working together to promote ESPN’s cricket broadcasts in the USA is good for the game. A major tenet of American College Cricket from its inception, was to make the game more visible and we’ve televised 24 matches on TV Asia, with more to come. And whilst we’ve pushed for the shortest format,T20,to be on ESPN TV ; ODIs and Tests are great for online viewing” , American College Cricket President Lloyd Jodah said.
“Our members represent an ideal demographic for ESPN and sponsors – a fact Coca Cola and Dish have recognized, and are connected to the cricket audience in the USA. Our students have tremendous influence, through social media and otherwise which can help make ESPN’s cricket broadcasts successful.
It is accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members. ESPN Play is available to subscribers of participating cable systems by logging onto their provider’s website or ESPNPlay.com.
The complete live match schedule:
|Thu, Jun 6||5:15 a.m.||Group B: India vs. South Africa||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|Fri, Jun 7||5:15 a.m.||Group B: Pakistan vs. West Indies||Kennington Oval, London|
|Sat, Jun 8||5:15 a.m.||Group A: England vs. Australia||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|Sun, Jun 9||5:15 a.m.||Group A: New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|Mon, Jun 10||7:45 a.m.||Group B: Pakistan vs. South Africa||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|Tue, Jun 11||5:15 a.m.||Group B: India vs. West Indies||Kennington Oval, London|
|Wed, Jun 12||5:15 a.m.||Group A: Australia vs. New Zealand||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|Thu, Jun 13||7:45 a.m.||Group A: England vs. Sri Lanka||Kennington Oval, London|
|Fri, Jun 14||5:15 a.m.||Group B: South Africa vs. West Indies||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|Sat, Jun 15||5:15 a.m.||Group B: India vs. Pakistan||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|Sun, Jun 16||5:15 a.m.||Group A: England vs. New Zealand||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|Mon, Jun 17||7:45 a.m.||Group A: Australia vs. Sri Lanka||Kennington Oval, London|
|Wed, Jun 19||5:15 a.m.||Semifinal 1: Group A winner vs. Group B runner-up||Kennington Oval, London|
|Thu, Jun 20||5:15 a.m.||Semifinal 2: Group A runner-up vs. Group B winner||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|Sun, Jun 23||5:15 a.m.||Final: Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2 winner||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
In addition to live match coverage, ESPN3, ESPN Caribbean and ESPN Play will present live daily studio programs that will highlight questions from fans and feature plays and players of the match with hashtag #ESPNCT13. Barry Wilkinson, one of the Caribbean’s leading cricket broadcasters, will serve as host of the studio shows.
The programs will be produced in their entirety from the ESPN Long Horn Production facilities in Austin, Tex. and integrated through Bristol, Conn.