World Cup 2019: INOX multiplex chain to show all India’s matches on giant screens
They will also show the knockout matches along with several other key clashes.
Published - May 27, 2019 2:02 pm | Updated - May 27, 2019 2:07 pm
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is leaving no stone unturned in making the upcoming World Cup 2019 huge. The world governing body has tied up with the multiplexes in India, UAE and Bahrain. In India, INOX will show India’s all nine league matches live on giant screens. They will also show the semi-finals and finals along with a few other marquee clashes.
The deal includes a total of 15 matches to be shown on the screens during the tournament. Cricket fans in Delhi, National Capital Region (Noida, Faridabad and Gurugram), Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Kolkata, Jaipur, Indore, Surat and Vadodara can enjoy this facility at Inox Leisure multiplex cinemas.
GEE to provide live action to cruise liners
According to Insidesport, Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has tied up with the cricket’s governing body (ICC) and they, through their Ocean Prime channel, will provide the live action of all the World Cup 2019 matches to the fans aboard major cruise liners across the world. Apart from this, the official broadcaster of the tournament in India, Star Sports, will let the fans enjoy the World Cup in eight languages – Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bangla and Marathi.
Star Sports has dedicated more than 10 channels to cover the World Cup this time around and are trying to reach to as many as fans as possible. Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Hindi SD/HD, Star Sports Select 1 SD/HD, Star Sports Select 2 SD/HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Bangla, upcoming Star Sports 1 Marathi, Asianet Plus and Star Sports First are the channels which will air the World Cup matches along with a special programme.
As far as the INOX Cinemas is concerned, it will show following India’s matches on giant screens: vs South Africa (June 5, Southampton), vs Australia (June 9, London), vs New Zealand (Nottingham, June 13), vs Pakistan (Manchester, June 16), vs Afghanistan (June 22, Southampton), vs West Indies (June 27, Manchester), vs England (June 30, Birmingham), vs Bangladesh (July 2, Birmingham) and vs Sri Lanka (July 6, Leeds).
Apart from the semi-finals and finals, it is not yet confirmed which other three key matches they will show to fulfil the deal.