New Delhi, Feb 11: ESPN STAR Sports, ICC''s Global Broadcast & Production Partner, will broadcast live India''s preparatory matches against Australia and New Zealand as the teams get ready for the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Both the matches and the Opening Ceremony of ICC Cricket World Cup will be broadcast live on ESPN, STAR Sports and STAR Cricket.
ESPN STAR Sports'' bouquet of networks including ESPN, STAR Sports & STAR Cricket will telecast all the 49 matches of the ICC World Cup 2011 starting on February 19, 2011. STAR Sports will telecast the matches along with Hindi commentary.
ESPN STAR Sports has made elaborate arrangements for the live telecast of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. The pre- and post-match shows will be hosted in ESPN STAR Sports'' signature style by iconic ex-players and legends of the game, while the live broadcast will feature as many as 30 commentators and studio experts from leading participating countries.
List of commentators include –
. India-- Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar, Sanjay Manjrekar
. England-- David Lloyd, Michael Atherton, Ian Botham, Nasser Hussain, Mark Nicholas, Alan Wilkins
. Pakistan-- Wasim Akram, Ramiz Raja
. New Zealand-- Simon Doull, Danny Morrison
. West Indies-- Ian Bishop, Tony Cozier
. Sri Lanka-- Russel Arnold
. Zimbabwe-- Alistair Campbell, Pommie Mbangwa
. South Africa-- Pat Symcox, Robin Jackman ,Lance Klusener
. Australia-- Ian Chappell, Tony Greig, Tom Moody
. Bangladesh-- Athar Ali Khan, Shamim Chowdhury
Harsha Bhogle, Dermot Reeve & Simon Hughes will be based exclusively out of the studio.