ESPN Caribbean Presents Exclusive and Live Coverage of the 2016 I.C.C. U19 Cricket World Cup

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ESPN Caribbean Presents Exclusive and Live Coverage of the 2016 I.C.C. U19 Cricket World Cup

Coverage of the 11th edition of the Marquee 50-over Tournament Starts January 26

ESPN Caribbean presents live, exclusive coverage of the world’s most prestigious One Day International (ODI) youth competition, the 2016 I.C.C. U19 Cricket World Cup, from January 26 until February 13 from Bangladesh. 20 matches will be broadcast live for the first time since the tournament’s inception at 9:45 p.m. ET from Dhaka and Chittagong. These include select group stage matches in addition to the Super League knockout matches from February 4. Matches will be broadcast 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.

16 teams have been divided into four groups which will consist of 9 Test playing nations, six regional associate and affiliate qualifiers – Scotland, Canada, Namibia, Afghanistan, Nepal and Fiji – and one invitee in Ireland. West Indies, who finished 6th in the last edition in the U.A.E., will compete in Group C with 1998 winner, England, as well as Zimbabwe and Fiji. Defending champions, South Africa, will vie to become the first team to successfully defend the title since Pakistan in 2006, and are pitted in Group A against the host nation, Scotland and Namibia. Last tournament’s finalist, Pakistan, is in Group B alongside Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Canada. Group D comprises of three-time winner India as well as New Zealand, Nepal and Ireland.

The top two teams from each Group will advance into the Super League knockouts from Dhaka starting with the Quarter-Finals (February 4 to 7). The Semi-Finals commence February 8 leading to the grand finale on February 13. Follow all the action via #U19CWC and #futurestars as ESPN Caribbean continues to connect the region’s fans with the sports they love.

Live on ESPN Caribbean, ESPN2 Caribbean** and ESPN Play: ICC U19 CWC (All Times Eastern)

Match # Date Time Match Venue
1 Jan 26 9:45 p.m. South Africa vs. Bangladesh ** Chittagong
2 Jan 27 9:45 p.m. Ireland vs. India ** Dhaka
3 Jan 28 9:45 p.m. West Indies vs. England ** Chittagong
4 Jan 29 9:45 p.m. India vs. New Zealand ** Dhaka
5 Jan 30 9:45 p.m. England vs. Zimbabwe ** Chittagong
6 Jan 31 9:45 p.m. India vs. Nepal Dhaka
7 Feb 1 9:45 p.m. West Indies vs. Zimbabwe Chittagong
8 Feb 2 9:45 p.m. Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka Dhaka
9 Feb 4 9:45 p.m. Quarter-Finals #1: Winner Group A vs. Runner-up Group D Dhaka
10 Feb 5 9:45 p.m. Quarter-Finals #2: Winner Group D vs. Runner-up Group A Dhaka
11 Feb 6 9:45 p.m. Quarter-Finals #3: Winner Group C vs. Runner-up Group B Dhaka
12 Feb 7 9:45 p.m. Quarter-Finals #4: Winner Group B vs. Runner-up Group C ** Dhaka
13 Feb 8 9:45 p.m. Semi-Finals #1: Winner QF 1 vs. Winner QF 4 Dhaka
16 Feb 10 9:45 p.m. Semi-Finals #2: Winner QF 2 vs. Winner QF 3 Dhaka
20 Feb 13 9:45 p.m. Final: Winner SF 1 vs. Winner SF 2 Dhaka

 

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In the Caribbean, two television networks ESPN Caribbean and ESPN2 Caribbean, were launched in 2007, both offering the best in world sport while also providing a Caribbean focus on what viewers in the region most want to see. The ESPN Caribbean networks air throughout the West Indies and are home to important regional and international cricket matches. ESPN Caribbean also provides the West Indian audience with coverage 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.

ESPN Caribbean’s multiplatform offerings includes ESPN Play (a 24/7 broadband service available via subscription), ESPN Radio, and the espncaribbean.com website.

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