ESPN Caribbean Presents Exclusive Coverage of the 2015 International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup

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ESPN Caribbean Presents Exclusive Coverage of the 2015 International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup

  • ESPN Coverage Starts with Opening Ceremony Thursday at 3:30 am ET
  • First Fixture for Windies (West Indies vs. Ireland) to air on the ESPN Caribbean network Sunday at 4:30 pm ET
  • Michael Holding, 1979 World Cup winner, joins ESPN Commentary Team on Location in Sydney

ESPN Caribbean will air exclusive coverage of the 11th edition of the 14-nation ICC Cricket World Cup, the world’s most prestigious One-Day International (ODI) competition, commencing with the Group Stage from February 13. 49 matches will air live from 14 cricketing arenas in Australia and New Zealand via the ESPN Caribbean and ESPN2 Caribbean television networks, as well as on ESPN Play (www.espnplay.com) — ESPN’s multiscreen live and on-demand broadband service.

ESPN’s flagship cricket studio programme, ‘ESPNcricinfo Match Point’, will provide further previews and in-depth analysis of the tournament’s daily action via pre-, post- and mid-innings segments. Each programme will run for 15 to 45 minutes and will be hosted by former England Women’s international, Isa Guha, and ESPNcricinfo’s Raunak Kapoor. Legendary Windies pacer Michael Holding will be one of the expert analysts curating the action.  Jonathan Trott, Michael Bevan, Martin Crowe and Ajit Agarkar will join him on the panel of former international stars.

An encore presentation of the Opening Ceremony will air at 9:00 pm ET on Thursday February 12, immediately following ESPN Films’ The Little Master (8:00 pm ET).  Highlights from each match will also air throughout the tournament.

West Indies, who reached the final eight of the last tournament in 2011, will be led by competition debutant and recently-appointed skipper, 23 year-old Jason Holder as they open proceedings against Ireland on Feb. 15 at 4:30 pm ET. The Bajan will be in charge of a transitionary squad, minus the usual limited-overs bigwigs such as Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine. The Windies, who won the first two editions of the tournament in 1975 and 1979, will be looking to shake off their current underdogs tag in Group B alongside defending champs, India, and tournament-favorites, South Africa. The Group also consists of ICC Full Members, Pakistan and Zimbabwe, as well as Associate Members, Ireland and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Group A consists of 2011’s losing finalist, Sri Lanka, as well as another tournament favorite in co-host, Australia. Full Members include England, Bangladesh and the tournament dark horse in the other co-host, New Zealand. The Group is rounded out by Associate Members, Scotland and Afghanistan. The top four teams from each Group will advance to the Quarter-Finals starting on March 18, with the Semi-Finals beginning March 24 and culminating with the Final on March 28 (starting at 11:00 pm ET) in Melbourne.  All knock-out matches will have reserve days.

Live on ESPN Caribbean, ESPN2 Caribbean and ESPN Play: 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup matches (All Times EST)

Date ESPN Caribbean ESPN 2 Caribbean Match Venue
Feb 13 4.30 p.m. New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Feb 13 10.00 p.m. Australia vs. England Melbourne Cricket Ground
Feb 14 11.00 p.m. South Africa vs. Zimbabwe Seddon Park, Hamilton
Feb 14 10.00 p.m. India vs. Pakistan Adelaide Oval
Feb 15 4.30 p.m. West Indies vs. Ireland Saxton Oval, Nelson
Feb 16 4.30 p.m. New Zealand vs. Scotland University Oval, Dunedin
Feb 17 10.00 p.m. Afghanistan vs. Bangladesh Manuka Oval, Canberra
Feb 18 4.30 p.m. UAE vs. Zimbabwe Saxton Oval, Nelson
Feb 19 7.30 p.m. New Zealand vs. England Wellington
Feb 20 4.30 p.m. Pakistan vs. West Indies Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Feb 20 10.00 p.m. Australia vs. Bangladesh Brisbane Cricket Ground
Feb 21 4.30 p.m. Afghanistan vs. Sri Lanka University Oval, Dunedin
Feb 22 10.00 p.m. India vs. South Africa Melbourne Cricket Ground
Feb 22 4.30 p.m. England vs. Scotland Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Feb 23 10.00 p.m. West Indies vs. Zimbabwe Manuka Oval, Canberra
Feb 24 10.00 p.m. Ireland vs. UAE Brisbane Cricket Ground
Feb 25 4.30 p.m. Afghanistan vs. Scotland University Oval, Dunedin
Feb 25 10.00 p.m. Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka Melbourne Cricket Ground
Feb 26 10.00 p.m. South Africa vs. West Indies Sydney Cricket Ground
Feb 27 7.30 p.m. New Zealand vs. Australia Eden Park, Auckland
Feb 28 1.00 a.m. India vs. UAE WACA Ground, Perth
Feb 28 4.30 p.m. England vs. Sri Lanka Wellington
Feb 28 10.00 p.m. Pakistan vs. Zimbabwe Brisbane Cricket Ground
Mar 2 10.00 p.m. Ireland vs. South Africa Manuka Oval, Canberra
Mar 3 7.30 p.m. Pakistan vs. UAE McLean Park, Napier
Mar 4 1.00 a.m. Australia vs. Afghanistan WACA Ground, Perth
Mar 4 4.30 p.m. Bangladesh vs. Scotland Saxton Oval, Nelson
Mar 6 1.00 a.m. India vs. West Indies WACA Ground, Perth
Mar 6 7.30 p.m. Pakistan vs. South Africa Eden Park, Auckland
Mar 6 10.00 p.m. Ireland vs. Zimbabwe Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Mar 7 4.30 p.m. New Zealand vs. Afghanistan McLean Park, Napier
Mar 7 10.00 p.m. Australia vs. Sri Lanka Sydney Cricket Ground
Mar 8 11.00 p.m. Bangladesh vs. England Adelaide Oval
Mar 9 8.30 p.m. India vs. Ireland Seddon Park, Hamilton
Mar 10 11.00 p.m. Scotland vs. Sri Lanka Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Mar 11 8.30 p.m. South Africa vs. UAE Wellington
Mar 12 8.30 p.m. New Zealand vs. Bangladesh Seddon Park, Hamilton
Mar 12 11.00 p.m. Afghanistan vs. England Sydney Cricket Ground
Mar 13 8.30 p.m. India vs. Zimbabwe Eden Park, Auckland
Mar 13 11.00 p.m. Australia vs. Scotland Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Mar 14 5.30 p.m. UAE vs. West Indies McLean Park, Napier
Mar 14 11.00 p.m. Ireland vs. Pakistan Adelaide Oval
Mar 17 11.00 p.m. Quarter-Final #1: A1 vs. B4 Sydney Cricket Ground
Mar 18 11.00 p.m. Quarter-Final #2: A2 vs. B3 Melbourne Cricket Ground
Mar 19 11.00 p.m. Quarter-Final #3: A3 vs. B2 Adelaide Oval
Mar 21 8.30 p.m. Quarter-Final #4: A4 vs. B1 Wellington
Mar 23 8.30 p.m. Semi-Final #1 Eden Park, Auckland
Mar 25 11.00 p.m. Semi-Final #2 Sydney Cricket Ground
Mar 28 11.00 p.m. Final Melbourne Cricket Ground

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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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