World Cup TV broadcast team includes former WI cricketers
Two former WI cricketers, Darren Sammy and Ian Bishop will be featured in the commentary of the ICC Men’s World Cup team which started last week in the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
Sammy, the two-time Twenty20 World Cup-winning captain and Bishop will be part of the TV commentary team for the global showpiece.
Bishop, a former West Indies fast bowler, who has been doing cricket commentary for close to a decade, said the forthcoming tournament offers explosive cricket and entertainment for everyone and featuring the game’s biggest names and best teams.
He said the teams have invested heavily in enhancing their team’s resources in preparation for their attempt to be crowned world champions.
“Twenty20 cricket provides maximum thrills to fans and it’s no wonder that it is considered to be the vehicle for growth of the game worldwide,” Sammy said in a media release from the International Cricket Council, (ICC), the sport’s world governing body.
The ICC said it will produce “live” coverage of all matches in the tournament, amounting to nearly 10,000 hours of coverage — more than ever before — will be transmitted across TV and digital platforms in 200 countries.