Thursday, April 22, 2010

T20 World Cup 2010 Live Telecast in Different TV Channels

The 2010 edition of ICC twenty20 world cup starts from 30 April in West Indies. The tournament will take place in four venues across Caribbean archipelago. There are 12 teams participating in the tournament including 10 test playing nations and 2 associative member counties: Ireland and Afghanistan, who were qualified through ICC world twenty20 qualifier.

This is the third edition of ICC world twenty20 following two successful editions being held in 2007 and 2009. Twenty20 world cup generally takes place after every 2 years and as such it was supposed to be held next year. However, the tournament is going to be held this year in order to avoid any clash with ICC Champions Trophy in the ICC calendar. Both the Champions trophy and twenty20 world cup took place last year as champions trophy 2008 was postponed for a year over the concern of security condition of Pakistan.

Twenty20 cricket is now the latest craze in world cricket and cricket fans around the world are now waiting for another highly successful tournament. Defending champion Pakistan will be looking to retain their title, while other cricket powers like one-day cricket champion Australia will try their best to clinch the title. Ireland surprisingly reached the super eight of last year’s world cup, a feat they would like to replicate this year too. For Afghanistan, the tournament is a special one as this is going to be their first major tournament alongside the elite members of world cricket. It would be interesting to see if Afghanistan’s sudden but steady rise in world cricket continues in this tournament.

Twelve teams are divided into 4 groups of 3 teams each. In the group stage, each team will play against other group members once in a round robin league system. Two teams from each group will advance to the Super 8 round on the basis of points earned. In the Super 8 round, eight teams will be divided into 2 groups comprising of 4 teams each. From each group 2 teams will get into the semi final round and the winner of the semi finals will meet in 16 May’s final at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown in Barbados.

No doubt, it is a tournament that all the cricket fans are looking to enjoy. However, it is also true that not all of them would be able to travel to West Indies and attend the matches. In fact, most of them would enjoy the games on the TV screens. Considering this fact, I am here giving a list of television channels which will telecast the matches live for their viewers:

Star Cricket

Cricket fans of the sub-continent are going to watch all the matches of twenty20 world cup live on Star Cricket television channel. A channel of Star Group, Star Cricket is totally dedicated to cricket and always brings exciting live actions from cricket fields to its viewers. It is a new channel compared to other sports channels of Indian sub-continent like ESPN, Star Sports and Ten Sports. However, that does not mean that the channel would fail to provide quality coverage of the tournament for their viewers. The channel has a group of highly experienced cricket experts who will be giving their cricket expertise throughout the tournament. So, if you are currently in India or its neighboring countries or in Singapore then be sure you are going to enjoy the twenty20 world cup to the fullest on Star Cricket.


ESPN will telecast only the highlights of matches for those who would be able to enjoy the live actions. ESPN is one of the major sports channel in the world and you can be sure of their quality coverage- be it live or highlights. So, even if you fail to catch the live actions of the matches, do not put your head down because, ESPN will provide you with the exciting moments of the matches.

Star Sports

In China, Star Sports will telecast the exciting matches of twenty20 world cup live. Star Sports is one of the most popular television channels in Asia and it already covered many cricket tournaments. So, high quality coverage of the tournament is expected from the channel.

Sky Sports

Cricket fans of England and some other neighboring countries will be able to enjoy the tournament live on Sky Sports tv channel. This is perhaps the mostly viewed sports channel in Europe. It has the experience of covering many major sporting events in the past. Naturally, you can expect high quality coverage from Sky Sports.

FOX Sports

FOX Sports is going to show the matches live for the Australian cricket fans who are willing to see the Aussies lifting the twenty20 trophy for the first time this year. FOX Sports has a great history of covering major sporting events in the past. So, if you are currently in Australia, then just be glued to Fox Sports to enjoy this twenty20 tournament.


This is a group of sports channels based in Africa. Supersport will cover all the matches of the twenty20 world cup 2010 live for its viewers. No doubt, Supersport has gained huge popularity among the sports enthusiasts within a short time. So, the African cricket fans can enjoy the tournament in various channels of Supersport.

DD National

This is the national television channel of India which will be showing mostly the matches involving India in the tournament. As it is a terrestrial channel, cricket fans in India would not need to have cable connection to watch India’s matches in the ICC world twenty20.

Nine Network

Alike DD National, Nine Network is going to telecast mostly the matches involving Australia. Once Nine was the no. 1 television channel in Australia. In its attempt to retain their lost glory, the channel is now trying hard by providing what people want. From this point of view, you can expect that Nine would try their level best to give you the better coverage than Fox Sports.

Bangladesh Television (BTV)

BTV is the national tv channel and the only terrestrial channel in Bangladesh. Bangladeshi cricket fans will be able to watch the matches live on BTV.


Besides Sky Sports, European cricket fans can watch the matches live on Eurosport2. So, if you do not have Sky Sports, then you can subscribe to Eurosport2 to enjoy twenty20 world cup 2010.

Asian Television Network (ATN)

Based in Canada, ATN mostly broadcasts programs for the Asian people living in Canada. Twenty20 world cup 2010 will also be telecast live on ATN for the Canadian cricket fans. Cricket is mostly popular in the Asian community in Canada. That is why, ATN has stepped up to cover the tournament for them. The channel has the past experience of covering cricket tournaments.

GEO Super

This is the only sports channel in Pakistan which has got huge popularity among the sports loving Pakistan fans. Pakistani fans are waiting for the tournament and expecting similar success that it got last year under the captaincy of Younis Khan. So, the expectation and excitement among the Pakistani cricket fans this year is more than before. So, it is expected that Pakistani fans would be glued to GEO Super during the tournament.

Sky Sport (New Zealand)

New Zealand cricket fans can watch the matches on Sky Sport, an offspring of Sky Network Television. For your information, Sky Sport is different from England’s Sky Sports channel. New Zealand is one of the favorites of the tournament and the Kiwi fans are hoping that the Black Caps would win the tournament this year.

Arab Radio and Television Network (ART)

Cricket fans in the Middle East can watch the twenty20 world cup 2010 matches live on ART. Cricket is very popular in the Middle East and it has a huge fan base for cricket. Considering people’s interest in cricket, ART is going to cover the tournament for its viewers in the region.

Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC)

Based in Barbados, this content-provider is going to cover the tournament for the Caribbean cricket fans. No doubt, those would not be able to go to the stadium to watch the matches, can enjoy the matches live on CMC.

Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV)

Pakistani cricket fans can also enjoy twenty20 world cup live on Pakistan Television Corporation. However, I am not sure if PTV will show all the matches or only the Pakistan matches. What is more important is that it is a terrestrial channel and the country’s national tv channel. So, all the people in the country have access to this channel for which they do not even need to have cable connection.


South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is a group of TV and radio channels based in South Africa. Twenty20 world cup matches will also be telecast live on SABC for the African cricket fans. In South Africa, SABC3 will telecast the matches live.


BBC has a very rare presence when it comes to telecasting cricket events. However, the channel is going to cover the tournament for the cricket fans of UK and Ireland.

Direct TV

Cricket is not yet a very popular game in the US. In fact, the game is popular only in the Asian community. However, considering the passion of the Asian cricket fans living in USA, Direct TV has decided to telecast the twenty20 world cup matches live in USA. So, if you are an ardent fan of cricket and currently living in the US, then just subscribe to Direct TV to get all the live actions from West Indies.

Ariana Television Network (ATN)

I already mentioned that ICC world twenty20 2010 is a very special tournament for Afghanistan cricket team. Naturally, country’s cricket fans are also excited about the tournament. So, ATN is going to cover the tournament for the cricket fans in the country.

Fiji Television

The Fiji-based television is going to broadcast the matches live in Fiji. Cricket may not be very popular in the country, but still it has some cricket fans who are passionate about cricket. The channel has the experience of covering world cup cricket in the past.

Sky Pacific

Operated by Fiji Television, Sky Pacific mainly covers the pa

cific countries. Now, as the channel has decided to cover the tournament, cricket fans of pacific region can watch the matches on Sky Pacific.


  1. ptv also telecast mtches live?

  2. is dish netwwork broadcasting t20 matches

  3. I am live in USA and i am customer of Dish network can any one tell me i am going to watch the t20 world cup through Dish network Zee sport channel.

  4. million thankx ATN i love ur channel toooooooooo much it makes me so glad whn i saw that u r showing T20 live to us....10x again....

  5. hi dear
    thanx u very much for this information....specially i am happy to know that DD national will telecast all matches involving INDIA
    thanx a lot.....

  6. Watch ICC T20 World Cup 2010 Live Match Streaming

  7. areyou sure bbc are covering the cricket?? because on the tv guide and it doesnt say

  8. will geo tv telecast in uk??

  9. Thnx to u and National tv INDIA.

  10. will is zee sports in usa showing T20

  11. Thank you for this wonderfull piece of information. You have covered everything that one needs to know about the t 20 world cup telecast. It was a proffetional information.