ICC World Cup live telecast: Which channel to watch in India

The ICC World Cup live telecast will be there on the Star Sports Network. Earlier, Disney + Hotstar made the announcement that the ICC World Cup 2023 will be available to all mobile phone users for free.

With the World Cup match tickets dates revealed, the excitement for the marquee tournament has hit a peak.

In a statement, Disney + Hotstar said that they took the step to “lift the paywall” for users, who will be watching the World Cup as well as the Asia Cup on their mobile phones. It is estimated that around 540 million smartphone users will watch the matches.

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They made the move for the ICC World Cup live telecast after Jio started streaming matches for free since the FIFA World Cup 2022.

The ICC World Cup live telecast will start at 10:30 am, 02:00 pm on match days as per the schedule of the tournament.

Fans eagerly waiting for ICC World Cup live telecast

The ICC World Cup live telecast will begin on October 5 with the match between England and New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. It is a rematch of the 2019 final where Eoin Morgan’s England won by “the barest of margins”.

The ICC World Cup live telecast for India’s matches will start on October 8. India will lock horns with five-time champions Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

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Back in 2011, India won the World Cup when they were one of the co-hosts along with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. After Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni helped the Men in Blue to glory, it is time for Rohit Sharma to replicate something similar.

The ICC World Cup live telecast match people must be eagerly waiting for is the one between India and Pakistan. The arch-rivals are scheduled to lock horns on Saturday, October 14 in Ahmedabad.

Prices of hotels and flight tickets have sky-rocketed before the high-voltage clash at one of the world's biggest cricket stadiums. Demands for tickets are also expected to go over the roof.

The ICC World Cup live telecast for the two semi-finals will start at 2 PM IST on November 15 and 16. The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and the Eden Gardens in Kolkata are the hosts for the matches. The final is scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 19 in Ahmedabad.

Apart from Australia and Pakistan, India will also face Sri Lanka, England, New Zealand, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Bangladesh in the league stage.

Last time around when the World Cup took place in England and Wales, India lost to England in the league stage after which they faced a defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the semis. They will now want to make amends.

Earlier this year, the World Cup Qualifiers took place in Zimbabwe from where Netherlands and Sri Lanka managed to advance. West Indies, the two-time champions, failed to make their way through to the main event.

Zimbabwe also looked promising, recording their highest ODI score against the USA. However, they lost their way midway. Now the focus shifts to the ICC World Cup live telecast. 


Rohit is an experienced cricket writer based in India