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
Tue, Jul 2
GEM & 9Now
Women’s Ashes Series – Australia v England
July 2nd – August 1st
Thu, Aug 1
Nine, GEM & 9Now
Men’s Ashes Series – Australia v England
August 1st – September 16th