Airdate: ICC One Day International World Cup on Nine

9GEM’s coverage of the ICC One Day International World Cup begins next Thursday, hosted by Rebecca Maddern, former Australian captains Mark Taylor and Lisa Sthalekar, and Ian Healy.

Nine and 9GEM will feature 53 nights of prime-time Cricket including the upcoming Women’s Ashes series from July 2 and Ashes Series from August 1.

The eyes of the world will be on the defending champions, Australia, who welcome back Steve Smith and David Warner. The team is in red-hot form as Australia searches for a record sixth World Cup title.

The commentary team will include heavyweights of world cricket such as influential Indian batsman Sourav Ganguly, two-time women’s World Cup winner Melanie Jones, one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, experienced Nine broadcaster Mark Nicholas, all-time great fast bowler Wasim Akram, and former Australian and New Zealand captains Michael Clarke and Brendon McCullum.

The Women’s Ashes series commences on July 2 when the reigning champions, Australia, led by superstars Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry, head into enemy territory as the number one team in the world. This innovative series will include one test match, three ODIs, and three T20 contests to decide the ultimate victor.

Following this, one of the longest-running and fiercest rivalries in sporting history resumes, as the Australian men’s cricket team defend the iconic urn against England in the five-Test Ashes Series that begins on August 1, Live from the UK.

Thu, May 30
GEM & 9Now
ICC ODI World Cup
May 30th – July 14th
UK

Tue, Jul 2
GEM & 9Now
Women’s Ashes Series – Australia v England
July 2nd – August 1st
UK

Thu, Aug 1
Nine, GEM & 9Now
Men’s Ashes Series – Australia v England
August 1st – September 16th
UK

7 Comments:

  1. TV fanatic29

    Does anyone know what World Cup game channel9 are broadcasting along with the Australian games? They are meant to broadcast a total of 21 games.

    • It appears all the World Cup games will be on GEM and 9now ,on June 6th we play West Indies and even though there’s no NRL game on due to origin week it’s still on GEM in SD and not HD on 9 , odd.

  2. TV fanatic29

    I saw somewhere that 9 is showing 21 World Cup matches, do you know which matches they will be? Australian matches plus semis and finals are only 12 matches. Thanks

    • TV fanatic29

      This is from the ICC website “In Australia, Channel 9 will carry 21 matches, including all Australia matches, the semi-finals and final via their channel 9GEM. They will complement Fox Sports Australia coverage, who will broadcast all matches live via Fox Sports Cricket, including the tournament warm up matches“

    • Channel 9 will release their full schedule of broadcast games for the World Cup sometime next week.
      Looking at a online tv guide now 9GEM have the opening game between England and South Africa in the schedule for next Thursday night.

      • Jᴏʜɴɴʏ1ᴘ5

        Yeah saw that a swell, thought it was odd though that in Melbourne they’re showing it on GEM as well, understand inNSW and Qld because of NRL but all they have on Nine is RBT, Paramedics, Kings Cross ER. I know Australia isn’t involved, however even up against the AFL I’d think they’d get more eyeballs on in it (RBT got 258,00 this week and below that for the others), plus then the NRL wouldn’t have had to move to 9GO taking those shows away.

        Ah well guess we all get the glory of an SD telecast that way 😉

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