The ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 will be hosted jointly by Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. This 10th edition of World Cup is held between 19 February-2 April 2011.
The World Cup drive will be starting in Dhaka on 19 February with the inaugural match between India and Bangladesh. The 43 days long ICC World Cup Cricket 2011 event will host 49 matches, day matches starting as early as 9.30am IST and day-night matches starting at 2.30pm IST.
Here is our guide to follow 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup live on web, televisions, mobiles and radios.
Free Live Streaming On The Web (Official & Unofficial)
http://espnstar.com/cwclive will live stream all the matches of World Cup 2011 and they will be available in HD quality as they are the official broadcasters of World Cup 2011 cricket event. This is the first time ever a world cup cricket event is streamed online officially.
If you are not able to access the official live streaming of Cricket World Cup due to regional restrictions, point your browser to any of the following unofficial live streams on the web. NOTE: MAKE SURE THAT YOUR ANTIVIRUS and ANTIMALWARE software are up and running before opening any of these sites.
crictime.com – this site offers 6 live streaming servers that offer World Cup 2011 Cricket matches streams. Don’t mind the ads that are displayed left,right and center and just enjoy the cricket. Web pages dedicated for the world cup streaming are already live and you can bookmark them for your reference.
cricfire.com/live-cricket: cricfire gathers cricket live streams available around the web and provides them for easy access. Also they provide links for watching highlights and other post match analysis shows.
Other sites that provide live streaming videos
Searching for Unofficial Streams On Live Video Streaming Sites
One of the best ways to find the unofficial streams is look for live streaming feeds on popular video streaming websites. We can be assured that these sites does not spread malware and spammy ads as they are well established. Here are the queries that you can use to search the popular sites
TV Channels That Telecast Cricket World Cup Live
Even though web is the place where we spend most of our time for entertainment, TVs are still popular for watching sports events. Mostly 90% of us are going to follow this cricket world cup matches on television sets. Here is the list of TV channels that paid whooping amounts of money for broadcasting rights and going to telecast live cricket
- Afghanistan – Ariana Television Network: Lemar TV
- Australia – Nine Network, Fox Sports
- Bangladesh – Bangladesh Television
- Canada – Asian Television Network
- China – ESPN Star Sports
- Europe (Except UK & Ireland) – Eurosport2
- Fiji – Fiji TV
- India – ESPN Star Sports, Star Cricket, DD National (mostly India matches alone)
- Ireland – Zee Cafe
- Jamaica – Television Jamaica
- Middle East – Arab Radio and Television Network
- Nepal – ESPN Star Sports
- New Zealand – Sky Sport
- Pacific Islands – Sky Pacific
- Pakistan – GEO Super, Pakistan Television Corporation
- Pan-Africa – South African Broadcasting Corporation
- Singapore – Star Cricket
- South Africa – Supersport, Sabc3 Sport
- Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation
- United Kingdom – Sky Sports HD
- USA – Willow Cricket, DirecTV, Dish Network
- West Indies – Caribbean Media Corporation
Radio Stations That Provide Live Commentary
Don’t we listen to radio? Yes we still listen to radios, especially when we are on the go. Radios are part of our mobiles as well as music players like iPods. Here are the stations that you can tune into for catching live cricket commentary
- Australia – ABC Local Radio
- Bangladesh – Bangladesh Betar
- Canada , Central America – EchoStar
- India – All India Radio
- Pakistan, United Arab Emirates – Hum FM
- Sri Lanka – FM Derana
- United Kingdom, Ireland – BBC Radio
- West Indies – Caribbean Media Corporation
Watch World Cup Cricket On Your Mobile
This section is for Indian users. 3G rollout is happening at very high pace in all part of the India and most of the metros and towns are able to access 3G services. With 3G on your mobile you will be able to watch live ICC world cricket on your Reliance Mobiles and you can read more about it here.
Top 10 Cricket Websites
Check out our earlier post on top 10 cricket web sites for information.
Top Mobile Apps To Check Cricket Scores
Read our post Top 5 Mobile Apps To Keep Track Of Cricket Scores for details