CWI announce new Caribbean broadcast partnership with RUSH Sports

By Sports Desk June 26, 2023

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced a new two-year Caribbean broadcast rights agreement with RUSH Sports for the live coverage of all West Indies Men’s and Women’s international matches played at home.

The new exciting two-year partnership will allow for fans to watch the live broadcast via RUSH Sports cable channels which are also available exclusively live through the Flow Sports and Sportsmax apps. The partnership commences with the West Indies Women vs Ireland Women CG United One Day International (ODI) Series and West Indies T20 International (T20I) Series starting on Monday 26 June and running until Friday 7 July. This will be the first ever live broadcast of a West Indies Women’s Home Series in the Caribbean.

The first West Indies Men’s Series broadcast starts on 12 July with the 1st Test between West Indies and India. The full Series comprising two Tests, three CG United ODIs and five T20Is will all be shown live with RUSH Sports.

RUSH Sports will also have rights to feature Men’s and Women’s West Indies ‘A’ team matches, West Indies Rising Stars Under 19s matches and also the Men’s domestic West Indies Championship matches throughout the agreement.

CWI’s CEO Johnny Grave welcomed the new agreement. He said: “We are delighted to again partner with RUSH Sports to bring live coverage of all West Indies Men’s and Women’s International Home matches to our fans around the region. This new partnership with RUSH Sports gives fans the opportunity to watch high quality broadcasts of West Indies home matches plus for the first time West Indies Championship red ball regional matches live on TV and on mobile devices.”

Michael Look Tong, General Manager, CPSL said: “Our new multi-year agreement with Cricket West Indies provides fans the opportunity to enjoy the West Indies Home Series and the West Indies Championship on RUSH Sports across the widest multi-platform distribution ever in the Caribbean.  Fans can enjoy their favorite team at home or on the go on RUSH Sports and we are so pleased to have Windies Cricket join our family of the most loved sports and general entertainment brands.”  

MATCH SCHEDULES

West Indies Women v Ireland Women

(All matches played at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, St. Lucia)

CG United ODI Series:

Monday 26 June: 1st CG United ODI – 10am (9am Jamaica Time)

Wednesday 28 June: 2nd CG United ODI – 10am (9am Jamaica Time)

Saturday 1 July: 3rd CG United ODI – 3pm (2pm Jamaica Time)

T20 International Series: 

Tuesday 4 July: 1st T20I

Thursday 6 July: 2nd T20I 

Saturday 8 July: 3rd T20I 

All matches start at 5pm Eastern Caribbean Time (4pm Jamaica Time)

West Indies Men v India Men

Test Matches

12-16 July: 1st Test Match, Windsor Park, Dominica 

20-24 July: 2nd Test Match, Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad 

  • Both Test Matches start at 10am (9am Jamaica)

CG United ODIs

27 July: 1st CG United ODI, Kensington Oval, Barbados 

29 July: 2nd CG United ODI, Kensington Oval, Barbados

1 August: 3rd CG United ODI, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad 

  • All ODI matches start at 9:30am (8:30am Jamaica)

 

T20 Internationals

3 August: 1st T20I, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad 

6 August: 2nd T20I, National Stadium, Guyana 

8 August: 3rd T20I, National Stadium Guyana 

12 August: 4th T20I, Broward County Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida 

13 August: 5th T20I, Broward County Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida 

  • All T20I matches start at 10:30am (09:30am Jamaica)

 

Related items

  • Ferguson makes history as New Zealand end disappointing T20 World Cup campaign with a flourish Ferguson makes history as New Zealand end disappointing T20 World Cup campaign with a flourish

    New Zealand concluded their disappointing T20 World Cup campaign in style as they swept aside Papua New Guinea, emerging seven-wicket victors in Trinidad. 

    Lockie Ferguson starred for the Black Caps, becoming the first bowler at a men's T20 World Cup to bowl four maiden overs in a spell, claiming three wickets to dismiss their opponents for 78.

    Trent Boult ended with figures of 2-14 after taking out Hiri Hiri and Norman Vanua in what could be his T20I for his nation, after declaring this World Cup would be his last in this format.

    New Zealand started their chase shakily following the early loss of Finn Allen in the second ball of their reply, but Devon Conway's knock of 35 from 32 steadied the ship for Kane Williamson's side. 

    Conway hit three sixes before falling to Semo Kamea, with Williamson and Daryl Mitchell on hand to secure a Black Caps win and end the tournament on a high after they exited a World Cup before the last four for the first time since 2014.

     

    Data Debrief: Fantastic Ferguson dazzles 

    Ferguson's hugely impressive display saw him also become the second bowler in T20Is to record four maiden overs.

    The last to achieve that feat was Canada's Saad Bin Zafar, who took two wickets without conceding a run against Panama in a T20 World Cup Americas Region Qualifier in 2021.

     

  • Teams and fixtures confirmed for Super 8 stage at ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Teams and fixtures confirmed for Super 8 stage at ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024

    The groups and fixtures for the Super 8 stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 has been confirmed with both co-hosts West Indies and USA making it through to the second stage that will see the eight teams battle for a place in the semi-finals at the biggest cricket carnival spectacle ever.

    Super 8 qualifiers are:

    • Group A: India and USA
    • Group B: Australia and England
    • Group C: West Indies and Afghanistan
    • Group D: South Africa and Bangladesh

    The eight teams will be divided into two groups:

    • Group A: India, Australia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh
    • Group B: USA, England, West Indies, South Africa

    Four of the Super 8 qualifiers have won the World Cup previously, India, England, West Indies and Australia. Super 8 matches will be played across four West Indies venues: Antigua and Barbuda (four matches), Barbados (three matches), Saint Lucia (three matches) and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (two matches).

    Each team will play every other team in its group once, with the top two sides in each group qualifying for the semi-finals, to be played in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana on 26 and 27 June, respectively.

    The Super Eight stage commences in Antigua on Wednesday 19 June with a clash between USA and South Africa at 10h30. That same evening West Indies take on old rivals, England in Saint Lucia. The two sides have a prolific cricketing history, with the co-hosts ensuring a dominant display at home against England in recent years.

    Full Fixtures (Local time)

    19 June

    USA v South Africa, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua (10h30)

    England v West Indies, Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, St Lucia (20h30)

    20 June

    Afghanistan v India, Kensington Oval, Barbados (10h30)

    Australia v Bangladesh, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua (20h30)

    21 June

    England v South Africa, Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, St Lucia (10h30)

    USA v West Indies, Kensington Oval, Barbados (20h30)

    22 June

    India v Bangladesh, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua (10h30)

    Afghanistan v Australia, Arnos Vale, St Vincent (20h30)

    23 June

    USA v England, Kensington Oval, Barbados (10h30)

    West Indies v South Africa, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua (20h30)

    24 June

    Australia v India, Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, St Lucia (10h30)

    Afghanistan v Bangladesh, Arnos Vale, St Vincent (20h30)

     

  • Cricket West Indies CEO calls for equitable distribution of finances in cricket Cricket West Indies CEO calls for equitable distribution of finances in cricket

     Cricket West Indies (CWI) CEO Johnny Grave has emphasized the need for a more equitable distribution of finances in international cricket, particularly in the World Test Championship (WTC). In a recent interview with ESPN Cricinfo, Grave highlighted several recommendations to address the financial disparities that smaller cricket boards like CWI face.

     Currently, the WTC operates on a bilateral series model, where the home board retains all broadcast revenues, and the visiting team bears the cost of travel. This model significantly disadvantages smaller cricket boards, which often face substantial travel expenses. Grave suggested that the International Cricket Council (ICC) should centralize these costs to promote a more balanced financial structure.

     "We have to have a league mentality that we're all in it together as the Test playing nations,'" Grave said. "And I think the World Test Championship is a start to that. I think it's gaining some momentum. I think it can be improved. Centralize flights and accommodation within the World Test Championship and take on those costs as the costs of the league rather than placing all that burden on the participating teams as we're so negatively disadvantaged by that."

     India has toured the West Indies three times in the last five years, providing a substantial financial boost to CWI, which largely depends on media-rights money from Indian and English broadcasters. However, the travel costs for such tours can be prohibitive for the West Indies.

     Grave also called for a more equitable distribution of ICC revenues, pointing out that the current system disproportionately benefits larger boards like the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which receives nearly 40 per cent of the ICC's revenue share.

     "We made the point that we think there should be more equal revenue sharing of ICC distributions," Grave said. "And part of that equality was the spreading around the men's events."

     He believes that hosting rights should not be monopolized by India, England, and Australia. Instead, they should be more evenly distributed among Full Member nations to ensure fair financial and competitive opportunities.

     By addressing these financial inequalities and advocating for a more balanced approach to hosting world events, Grave believes that smaller cricket boards can become more sustainable and competitive on the global stage. His recommendations highlight the need for structural changes within the ICC to promote a more inclusive and equitable future for international cricket.

     

© 2023 SportsMaxTV All Rights Reserved.