ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) today announced a new broadcast partnership for the region with ESPN and its Caribbean Networks to become the exclusive broadcast partner for all West Indies live home international and regional cricket for the 2022 season.
The new exclusive live broadcast partnership means that CWI and ESPN will ensure more Caribbean fans than ever will have the chance to access live coverage of the West Indies home international matches. Fans across the region will be able to see West Indies home internationals live and exclusively on ESPN Caribbean and the ESPN app starting on Saturday January 8 with the first game of the three-match CG Insurance One Day International (ODI) Series between the West Indies Men and Ireland at Sabina Park, Jamaica to be followed by the one-off CG Insurance T20 International (T20I) between West Indies and Ireland on January 16.
CWI’s partnership with the world’s biggest sports broadcaster will then see ESPN Caribbean airing the England Betway T20I Series and the England Test tour of the West Indies – the five match Betway T20I series at Kensington Oval in Barbados from January 22-30. This will be followed by the eagerly-anticipated three-Test series in Antigua, Barbados and Grenada in March, which will be contested for the recently-minted Richards-Botham trophy.
Later this year, ESPN Caribbean and the ESPN app will also feature West Indies Men’s home series against Bangladesh, India and New Zealand, as well as continued coverage of the CG Insurance Super50 Cup – CWI’s marquee regional 50-over tournament. These match schedules will be made available at a later date.
The extended partnership will mean that the ESPN Caribbean channels and ESPN app will provide fans with a full live schedule of all West Indies home international matches, every ICC international tournament match featuring the West Indies, as well as the CG Insurance Super50 Cup.
Johnny Grave, CEO of CWI said: “We are delighted to grow our partnership with ESPN to include our home Internationals in the Caribbean, bringing the region’s favourite sports team, the West Indies, into millions of homes and mobile devices. This new addition to our long-standing partnership with the world’s pre-eminent sports broadcaster is providing greater access to more live West Indies international and regional cricket than ever before to fans across the region. Making it easier for our fans to watch and follow West Indies live cricket is a crucial part of CWI’s strategy and this exclusive agreement is equally significant to help engage and energise the next generation of fans and players.”
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CG Insurance ODI and T20I Series, West Indies v Ireland at Sabina Park, Jamaica
January 8: 1st CG Insurance ODI (9:30am local time/10:30am Eastern Caribbean)
January 11: 2nd CG Insurance ODI (9:30am local time/10:30am Eastern Caribbean)
January 14: 3rd CG Insurance ODI (9:30am local time/10:30am Eastern Caribbean)
January 16: CG Insurance T20I (4pm local time/5pm Eastern Caribbean)
Betway T20I Series, West Indies vs England (4pm local time/3pm Jamaica Time)
January 22: 1st Betway T20I at Kensington Oval
January 23: 2nd Betway T20I at Kensington Oval
January 26: 3rd Betway T20I at Kensington Oval
January 29: 4th Betway T20I at Kensington Oval
January 30: 5th Betway T20I at Kensington Oval
England Test Series (10am local time/9am Jamaica Time)
March 8-12: 1st Test at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
March 16-20: 2nd Test at Kensington Oval, Barbados
March 24-28: 3rd Test at Grenada National Stadium, Grenada