Ireland’s two-match one day international series against Pakistan on Thursday 18th and Saturday 20th August will be one of the most widely-broadcast matches ever played in Ireland.
The games take place in Malahide and will be distributed globally across five continents on a number of broadcasters including ESPN, OSN, Zee TV, Sky Sports Digital, Ten Sports, Fox Sports, SuperSport, Flow Sports and the Asian Television Network.
In a first for Irish Cricket, the two-match KPC Group sponsored series will also be broadcast live on Irish TV.
“This is a very significant step for Cricket Ireland as we have a growing number of supporters across Ireland who are interested in in watching the Boys in Green on national TV,” said Cricket Ireland CEO Warren Deutrom.
“We are very much looking forward to working with IRISH TV and underscoring cricket’s own credentials as a mainstream Irish sport.”
“We are also delighted with the breadth of distribution of these matches into global territories including the Indian Sub-Continent and Asia, Australia, Africa, US, Canada and the Caribbean.”
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“This growing footprint only reinforces the fact that there is genuine interest in Irish cricket in the broadcast market and that we are playing a growing role in the sport’s economy.”
“Cricket Ireland is doing excellent work to promote the sport nationally and we are delighted to be able to make the games available to the growing number of cricket fans across the country,” said Head of Production with IRISH TV Máirín O’Reilly.
The matches will also be livestreamed on www.cricketireland.ie with regular updates to the sport’s 600,000 social media followers through twitter, Facebook, periscope and Instagram.
There are still a limited number of tickets available for sale for Ireland v Pakistan through ticketmaster.ie – Tickets are priced at €25 for adults and €8 for U-16’s.
IRISH TV is currently undergoing considerable expansion having launched on the TATA global network delivering content to the USA. UK connections via Virgin Media and the Irish Saorview platforms are due to launch later this year while the channel can also be viewed on Sky 191, Freesat 400, eVision and Free to Air.