International Cricket Council Opens Up Archive Of Classic Matches

International Cricket Council Opens Up Archive Of Classic Matches

Footage of classic cricket matches has been made available for fans who are isolating because of coronavirus.

Video of International Cricket Council events dating back to the 1975 World Cup will be available to broadcasters.

Highlights and tournament recaps will be shown on the ICC’s social media channels and there will be ‘Watch Parties’ of iconic games.

ICC chief Manu Sawhney said: “The need to connect with our fan communities is perhaps greater than ever.”

Video will be available from men and women’s 50-over and T20 World Cups, as well as the Champions Trophy and Under-19 World Cups.

There will also be a behind the scenes film from the 2019 men’s World Cup, which England won in a thrilling finale at Lord’s.

“We hope this move will help our broadcast partners and give cricket fans the opportunity to relive some of the great cricketing moments,” chief executive Sawhney added.

The move will enable fans around the world to watch memorable cricket matches, highlights and ICC films at a time live sport programming stands disrupted due to the Corona Virus. ICC events dating back to 1975, including the men’s and women’s ICC Cricket World Cups and T20 World Cups, the Champions Trophy as well as the U19 World Cups have been made available.

Additionally fans can join in the fun via Watch Parties on the ICC Facebook page where some of the most iconic games in the history of the sport will be replayed in full. Match highlights and tournament recaps will also be delivered through ICC social channels and the ICC website and mobile app and fans can get involved and vote on the memories they want to see from the ICC archive.

ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said: “We are facing unprecedented times as a sports industry and the need to connect with our fan communities is perhaps greater than ever. With no live cricket to unite our fans around the world we thought the next best thing would be to release our archive to broadcast partners so fans can enjoy some magnificent memories.

International Cricket Council Opens Up Archive Of Classic Matches

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