World T20 to be telecast across Europe

World T20 to be telecast across Europe

The Eurosport channel, the official licensee of International Cricket Council’s broadcast partner ESPN STAR Sports, will broadcast the tournament in Europe from West Indies.

“The initiative is yet another sign of ICC’s commitment to grow the game beyond its traditional boundaries. This is another example of how the ICC and our partners are bringing the great sport of cricket to the world and promoting it beyond its traditional boundaries,” ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said in a statement.

“This is the second time Eurosport has broadcast an ICC event –– the first being the ICC World Twenty20 2009 in England.

“Being able to put these new cricket-lovers in touch with our members across Europe was particularly satisfying and we hope this year’s event in the West Indies will inspire more people to pick up the game,” he said.

Along with the other licensees, the tournament, to be held from April 30 to May 16, will be accessible to 58 territories across Europe.