WTC Final: ICC announces broadcast and live streaming details for all countries
India and New Zealand will play the WTC final from June 18 onwards at Southampton.
Updated - Jun 16, 2021 10:50 am
India and New Zealand are set to face off each other in the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship final at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton from June 18 to June 22. While India only had the opportunity to warm themselves up through an intra-squad game, New Zealand are fresh after a 1-0 win over hosts England in the recently-concluded two-match Test series.
Both the teams have also announced their 15-member squads respectively, while a final XI will only be named on the day of the summit clash. Trimming down the strength of the original 20-member squad, India dropped five players with Axar Patel, KL Rahul, Shardul Thakur, Mayank Agarwal and Washington Sundar failing to get a go-ahead.
Earlier on 15th June, New Zealand announced their 15-member squad, dropping Doug Bracewell, Jacob Duffy, Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra, and Mitchell Santner. While the Indian team has only two spinners in Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, New Zealand have only Ajaz Patel.
How to watch the WTC Final?
The International Cricket Council (ICC) have announced the broadcast and digital distribution plans for the inaugural ICC World Test Championship Final being played between India and New Zealand from June 18 to 22, in Southampton.
The coverage will provide global cricket fans with wide-ranging access to the match on television, digital and radio. The TV broadcast plans are headlined by long-term partner Star Sports, broadcasting in five languages in India namely Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. Indian fans will also be able to watch video clips on Facebook.
Additionally, to maximise reach, the ICC has agreed on deals with leading global broadcasters, including Sky Sports in New Zealand, Fox Sports in Australia, Supersport in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Sky Sports in the UK. Fans in the US have an array of options, via Hotstar, ESPN+ and Willow TV.
In a service to fans in markets where the ICC does not have a broadcast partner for this event, the match will be streamed live on the new ICC.tv platform. Fans can register to watch the match for free on the website www.icc.tv or download the app in the App Store and Google Play store. This service will be available in all territories where the ICC does not have a broadcast partner for this event.
|Territory||TV Broadcaster||Digital Streaming||Clip Rights|
|India||Star Sports 1
Star Sports 1 HD
Star Sports 1 Hindi
Star Sports 1 Hindi HD
Star Sports 1 Tamil
Star Sports 1 Telugu
Star Sports 1 Kannada
|Disney+Hotstar||Facebook & ICC website/app|
|Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka & Maldives||Star Sports 1||Facebook & ICC website/app|
|Bangladesh||Gazi TV||Rabbitholebd||Facebook & ICC website/app|
|Afghanistan||RTA Sport||Rtssport.live||Facebook & ICC website/app|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports||skysportnow||Spark & Facebook & ICC website/app|
|Sub Saharan Africa||Supersport||DStv||Supersport, Facebook & ICC website/app|
|UK & ROI||SKY Sports Cricket||Sky Go & Now||SKY, BBC & Facebook & ICC website/app|
|USA||Willow||Hotstar, ESPN+||Hotstar, ESPN+ ESPN CricInfo & Facebook & ICC website/app|
|Canada||Willow||Hotstar||Hotstar, Facebook & ICC website/app|
|Singapore||Hotstar||Hotstar & Facebook & ICC website/app|
|Australia||Fox Sports||Kayo, ICC.tv||Kayo & Facebook & ICC website/app|
|Caribbean||Flow Sports||Flow Sports||Facebook & ICC website/app|
|UAE||Etisalat – CricLife||Switch TV||Facebook & ICC website/app|
|Rest Of the World||ICC.tv||Facebook & ICC website/app|
|UK & ROI||BBC|
|India||All India Radio|
|New Zealand||NZME Radio|
|UAE||TALK FM 100.3|