From February 9 until March 29, FOX Sports channel 503 (FOX Sports 3) will feature cricket programming, 24-hours-a-day, including all 49 matches of this year’s tournament Live in High Definition.
FOX Sports CEO Patrick Delany, said: “For the next 49 days, FOX Sports is transformed into a celebration of cricket and this fantastic occasion of the World Cup returning home for the first time in 23 years. “Not only will FOX Sports be the home of every game Live in HD with a dedicated Cricket World Cup Channel, we will deliver our famous red button enhancements and an unprecedented array of cricketing greats to bring the tournament to life.
“In our FOX Sports team we have enlisted legends Lara, Border and Waugh and modern-day stars Pietersen and Harris, to complement an incredible line-up of internationals via the host broadcaster ESPN Star Sports including Sir Ian Botham, Wasim Akram and Rahul Dravid,” he said.
Foxtel CEO Richard Freudenstein, said: “If you love cricket, there is no better time to get FOX Sports, especially on the back of Foxtel’s great new pricing. This promises to be the greatest Cricket World Cup television experience we’ve ever seen in Australia.”
FOX Sports has assembled an extraordinary cast of former and current greats to lead its commentary team headlined by West Indian “Prince” Brian Lara, 1987 World Cup-winning Australia skipper Allan Border, colourful England star Kevin Pietersen, Mark Waugh, Damien Fleming, Brendon Julian and current Aussie stars Ryan Harris and Ellyse Perry.
The FOX Sports Red Button feature through Foxtel will be available at any time during every match, enabling fans to gain instant access to alternative camera angles, the latest news, detailed stats and match highlights. Fans will even be alerted to approaching milestones while watching other FOX Sports channels, with viewers to be warned to tune in to the cricket when a player nears a century or a key wicket falls.
FOX Sports has also enhanced its digital cricket coverage in time for the tournament with an all-new Match Centre and revamped mobile site to include Live stats; wagon wheels, run-rate graphs, partnership and player statistics for every match. FOX Sports News will provide unrivalled news coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 from a dedicated Cricket World Cup News Centre as well as having Cricket Insiders Neroli Meadows and Sarah Jones following every moment of the tournament from the key locations and match venues across the country.
A full tournament schedule is available via foxsports.com.au/cricket/icc-world-cup-2015