ICC WTC Final Live – India vs New Zealand: Sky Sports New Zealand has won the rights to broadcast ICC World Test Championship Final in New Zealand. The final of the inaugural edition will be played between Virat Kohli’s India and Kane Williamson’s New Zealand on June 18-22 in Southampton, England. The Star Sports Network has the rights to broadcast the one-off Test finale live in the Indian subcontinent. According to the information available, Star Sports is expected to continue its multi-language strategy for the broadcast of the historic finals.
Besides Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar wil LIVE stream the ICC WTC Finals.
Earlier, in April, the International Cricket Council (ICC) had offered to sell the media/ broadcasting rights of ICC WTC Final after Star Sports decided to curtail its role to the Indian subcontinent market only due to monetary benefits.
“It made sense for Star not to worry about selling the rights of the one-off match in none-too major cricket markets where their team is not playing. Apart from India, Star will have the rights in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, the biggest markets in world cricket,” a person in the know-how told InsideSport.
ICC WTC Final Live: New Zealand Cricket fans in fix, need two subscriptions to follow Black Caps
As for New Zealand, the fans will need two subscriptions to watch the Black Caps play three Test matches in June. Kane Williamson’s New Zealand will play two-match Test series against England from June 2-14 that will be live telecasted on Spark Sport in the country with the ICC WTC Final being live telecast on Sky Sports.
“To be able to share this landmark test with New Zealand is a huge honour for the Sky team, and we’re pulling out all the stops to make the most of this opportunity. Our thanks go to the ICC for continuing our long-standing relationship, to our sports content and partnerships team and to our customers – who we know will be delighted they can watch their Black Caps heroes go all out for victory,” Sky TV said in a statement.
Sky Sport’s commentary team for the ICC WTC Final will include New Zealanders Ian Smith, Mike Hesson and Laura McGoldrick according to local media reports in New Zealand.