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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to run on Macquarie Sports Radio

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will run on Macquarie Sports Radio.

The announcement:

Macquarie Sports Radio will continue to be the number one dedicated commercial radio station for cricket fans after reaching an agreement to broadcast the ICC Cricket World Cup starting on May 30 this year.

In conjunction with Channel 2 and Sports Flashes, Macquarie Sports Radio will deliver all of Australia’s nine matches and the finals to listeners across Australia plus provide access for all 48 matches online at sportsradio.com.au

England and Wales will stage the tournament, which is the third most watched global event and will this year consist of 10 nations all vying for the cup, currently held by Australia.

Former Australian coach and now Macquarie Sports Radio commentator Darren Lehmann said: “There’s no bigger stage than the ICC Cricket World Cup and for us at Macquarie Sports Radio to be able to bring it to the listeners is going to be a real buzz.

“The way Australia finished this summer and given the return of some quality players ahead of the tournament, I give the Aussies a really good chance of defending the title,” Lehmann added.

Australia’s campaign begins on Saturday, June 1 against Afghanistan with other matches scheduled against West Indies, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand and South Africa.

Macquarie Media CEO Adam Lang said: “The ICC Cricket World Cup will see the world’s best competing against each other and we are delighted to have secured the rights.

Following on from an outstanding summer, we are determined to keep fulfilling the credo of covering all sports all the time”.

Macquarie Sports Radio, via Sports Flashes, will also broadcast Australia’s Tour of India, which will include two T20s and five One Day Internationals starting on February 24.

Launched in April 2018, Macquarie Sports Radio airs across Sydney 954 AM, Melbourne1278 AM, Brisbane 882 AM, Perth on DAB+, online at sportsradio.com.au and via mobile app.

Australia’s schedule is:

  • Saturday, June 1 – Australia v Afghanistan at County Ground, Bristol

  • Thursday, June 6 – Australia v West Indies at Trent Bridge, Nottingham

  • Saturday, June 9 – Australia v India at The Oval, London

  • Wednesday, June 12 – Australia v Pakistan at County Ground, Taunton

  • Saturday, June 15 – Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval, London

  • Thursday,June 20 – Australia v Bangladesh at Trent Bridge, Nottingham

  • Tuesday, June 25 – Australia v England at Lords, London

  • Saturday, June 29 – Australia v New Zealand at Lords, London

  • Saturday, July 6 – Australia v South Africa at Old Trafford, Manchester

  • Semi finals will be played on Tuesday, July 9 & Thursday, July 11 with the Final scheduledfor Sunday, July 14

Source: Macquarie Media

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