ESPN and the West Indies Cricket Board Sign Exclusive Four Year Agreement for the NAGICO Super50

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ESPN and the West Indies Cricket Board Sign Exclusive Four Year Agreement for the NAGICO Super50

Coverage of the Caribbean’s Marquee 50-over Competition Starts January 15

ESPN Caribbean has acquired exclusive media rights to bring live coverage of the region’s elite One Day International (ODI) tournament, the NAGICO Super50, to the Caribbean audience until 2018. The agreement commences with this year’s edition, held once again in Trinidad and Tobago, from January 15 to 25. All nine matches from the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad will air live at 12:30 p.m. (ET) on the ESPN Caribbean and ESPN 2 Caribbean television networks as well as on ESPN Play (www.espnplay.com) — ESPN’s multiscreen live and on-demand broadband service. Matches will also be available to cricket fans live and on-demand in the United States via ESPN3, ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.  Highlights will also air the following day on ESPN networks, Caribbean Media Corporation partner stations and www.windiescricket.com.

“We are pleased to extend our relationship with the WICB who are a highly valued partner in the Caribbean,” said Scott McGlone, director of programming, ESPN International.  “The NAGICO Super50 is an important part of our cricket offering allowing us to bring Caribbean fans the very best local events along with top international cricket including the ICC Cricket World Cup coming up in February and March.”

“We are delighted to continue our relationship with ESPN for another four years which means we will continue to give our players and West Indies cricket further exposure. ESPN continues to show its commitment to growth of cricket in the Caribbean and together we hope to build on the sport’s place in the consciousness of our fans everywhere, as the WICB works hard to restore the rich legacy of West Indies cricket,” said WICB Commercial Manager, Nelecia Yeates.

The day/night competition is the WICB’s premier limited-overs event featuring their six franchise teams from the Professional Cricket League. Defending champions, Barbados Pride, head Group A along with Guyana Jaguars, Windward Islands Volcanoes and Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC). Group B consists of last year’s beaten finalist and host nation, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Leeward Islands Hurricanes, the Jamaica Franchise as well as newcomers, West Indies Under-19s, who are preparing for the 2016 International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 World Cup. Matches will be also played at the National Cricket Centre in Trinidad as well as Shaw Park in Tobago.

The top two teams from each Group will advance to the Semi-Finals, held on January 22 and 23, with the Finals slated for January 25; all at the Oval. ESPN Caribbean will also air highlights of the matches on the following day along with Caribbean Media Corporation’s (CMC) partner stations. This tournament serves as a prelude to the West Indies 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup campaign in Australia and New Zealand, which will also be broadcast exclusively by ESPN Caribbean in February 2014. Follow all of the NAGICO Super50 at #ESPNS50 as ESPN Caribbean continues to connect the region’s fans with the sports they love.

 

Live on ESPN Caribbean, ESPN 2 Caribbean and ESPN Play: NAGICO Super50 (All times Eastern Caribbean)

Match Day Date Time Match
1 Jan 15 12:30 p.m.  Windward Islands Volcanoes vs. Guyana Jaguars
2 Jan 16 12:30 p.m.  Jamaica Franchise vs. Leeward Islands Hurricanes
3 Jan 17 12:30 p.m.  Guyana Jaguars vs. Barbados Pride
4 Jan 18 12:30 p.m.  Trinidad and Tobago Red Force vs. Jamaica Franchise
5 Jan 19 12:30 p.m.  Guyana Jaguars vs. CCC
6 Jan 20 12:30 p.m.  Trinidad and Tobago Red Force vs. Leeward Islands Hurricanes
Semi-Final #1 Jan 22 12:30 p.m.  Winner Group A vs. Runner-Up Group B
Semi-Final #2 Jan 23 12:30 p.m.  Winner Group B vs. Runner-Up Group A
Finals Jan 25 12:30 p.m.  Winner SF#1 vs. Winner SF#2
Reserve Day Jan 26

About ESPN Caribbean

ESPN Caribbean is part of ESPN International, which has grown to include ownership — in whole or in part — of 24 television networks outside of the United States, as well as a variety of additional businesses that allow ESPN to reach sports fans in over 61 countries and territories across all seven continents. ESPN International business entities include television, radio, print, internet, broadband, wireless, consumer products, and event management. ESPN Caribbean’s multiplatform offerings includes two television networks, ESPN Play (a 24/7 broadband service available via subscription), ESPN Radio, and the espncaribbean.com website. ESPN Caribbean provides the West Indian audience with coverage of major cricket events such as the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. In addition to cricket, ESPN airs a wide variety of sports content, from the most competitive international soccer leagues to the NBA, MLB and Grand Slam tennis, as well as popular regionalized studio shows like SportsCenter and ESPN FC. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/espnfans.caribbean; Twitter: @ESPN_Caribbean

 

 

 

 

Gabriela Nuñez

Gaby Nuñez is manager of communications for ESPN Deportes and ESPN Latin American. She joined ESPN in October 2010 and is based in the company’s New York City offices. In this role, Gaby is responsible for the creative development, strategy and overall publicity efforts for ESPN Deportes and ESPN Latin America. Gaby grew up in Caracas, Venezuela and later moved to the U.S. Prior to joining ESPN, Gaby worked a various PR agencies in Miami and Los Angeles. She holds a B.A. from Florida International University.
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