Cricket’s year in the spotlight steps up a gear tomorrow when the RSA One Day International between the Irish Senior mens team and Pakistan will be streamed live around the world in a tie up with You Tube.
The deal has been made possible through support from the International Cricket Council and the fact that Google’s European headquarters is in Dublin will have done no harm at all to getting the streaming active.
Scottish company Quipu TV will provide the production expertise. They have experience of working with Cricket, Hockey and Netball in providing live streaming of sports and events that fall outside the schedule of the mainstream sports broadcasters, similar in many ways to the service offered by AerTV here.
The game, as well as the second international can be viewed ball by ball on both the Cricket Ireland website and on the Cricket Ireland channel on You Tube.
“This is fantastic news for fans of both countries who aren’t able to attend the game,” said Cricket Ireland CEO Warren Deutrom. “This is a big year for us with qualification being sought for four individual World Cup tournaments and the successful launch in recent weeks of our new inter provincial format.”
“Sky Sports are here for the One Day international against England in September but this deal through You Tube brings our team, players and facilities to a massive worldwide audience and that can only be good for irish cricket and Ireland’s business profile across the countries that make up the cricketing world.”
“Tickets for the two games this week are almost sold out and all we need now is two days of some sunshine.”
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