How to watch the Cricket World Cup?

Here's how you can watch this summer's biggest sporting event at home.

The 2019 Cricket World Cup is nearly upon us, with cricket fans from all over the world getting ready to back their team in this year’s tournament. With the action this time taking place in England and Wales and the home nation being by far the favourites, UK fans are set to be gripped by every moment this summer. If you can’t make it to the matches themselves, there’s plenty of ways to catch them at home.

Who is playing in the Cricket World Cup 2019?

The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup comprises of 10 of the best international teams from around the world. This includes England (the hosts), Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies. 

These teams will all play each other, culminating in a final on Sunday, July 14th at the Lord’s ground in London.

When does the Cricket World Cup 2019 start?

The World Cup starts on Thursday, May 30th, with the first match being England v South Africa at The Oval in London. This will be followed by matches every day at grounds across England and Wales.

Where can I watch the Cricket World Cup 2019?

Sky Sports has the exclusive rights to air the Cricket World Cup, meaning that you’ll need a subscription in order to tune in at home. If you already have Sky TV, you can get Sky Sports as an add-on to your existing package. Sky Sports offers a wide range of different channels, with customers able to get a combination of 1, 2, 3 or all offerings. 

These channels include Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports F1, Sky Sports Golf, Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Arena and Sky Sports Action. Getting all the channels together also grants you access to the new Sky Sports Main Event channel.

What if I don’t have Sky TV?

If you don’t already have a Sky TV package, you can get a bundle that includes Sky TV and Sky Sports, alongside a number of other Sky services. Customers can combine Sky TV and Sports with packages such as Entertainment (which includes the exclusive Sky Atlantic channel), Sky Cinema, Kids and HD. 

You’ll also be able to get Sky Broadband as part of your bundle, allowing you to take Sky TV and Broadband services all at once.

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Can I get Sky Sports Cricket on its own?

If you’re only interested in catching the cricket this summer, you can get Sky Sports Cricket on its own. Doing this will allow you to watch every game of the Cricket World Cup, meaning you won’t miss a minute of the action. If you’re interested in other sports, such as the Premier League 2019/2020 season or golf, you can get a combination of up to 3 channels. 

Customers can also get the full Sky Sports package, giving you access to every channel including the exclusive Sky Sports Main Event, which airs the biggest sporting events across the roster of channels.

How can I watch if I have Virgin Media?

If you have Virgin Media, you can sign up to Sky Sports just like you would with Sky TV. The only difference is that you’ll have to take the full lineup of Sky Sports channels, rather than picking and choosing the ones you want. You can also pay a little extra to get HD versions of the channels, allowing you to catch the cricket as long as you have a HD TV (which you’re very likely to have).

Where can I watch the Cricket World Cup 2019 online?

If you don’t fancy signing up to Sky Sports or if you want to stream the Cricket World Cup, NOW TV is your only option. With the Sky Sports Pass, NOW TV customers can watch the full lineup of Sky Sports channels live in exactly the same way as you would on your TV. 

Customers have 3 passes available to them - the Day Pass, Week Pass and Month Pass. These allow you to watch as much or as little of the Cricket World Cup as you like. Fancy catching the odd England match? The day pass is for you. Planned your holiday around watching the entire tournament? Then the Month Pass is ideal. NOW TV Sky Sports allows you to catch all the action in a flexible, contract-free way. You'll also be able to watch via a number of devices, such as smart TVs, games consoles and tablets.

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  • Stream on various devices such as smart TVs and tablets
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