QuipuTV has secured an agreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to stream four Pepsi World Cricket League Championship matches this month.
The One Day Internationals between Scotland & Canada (Edinburgh, July 9 & 11) and Netherlands &UAE (Rotterdam, July 21 & 23) are part of each teams’ world cup qualification campaign.
All four countries compete in the league championship, along with Afghanistan, Ireland, Namibia, and Kenya; with the top two teams qualifying for the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
QuipuTV continues to build its cricket coverage after the successful livestreaming of 14 matches from the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers in Dubai in March, but Managing Director, Jack McGill, admits coverage of this series of matches will be scaled down.
“The financial reality is that we can only provide skeleton coverage of these matches, but we want to demonstrate to fans of Associate and Affiliate cricket and to the ICC that we are committed to this level of the sport and want to assist with its continued development.”
Cricket Scotland CEO, Roddy Smith, said, “The livestreaming of Associate and Affiliate matches in the last 18 months has been warmly received by fans and players, and enabled thousands to watch matches they otherwise could not attend, so it’s fantastic that QuipuTV are once again committed to supporting these internationals.”
In another positive move, QuipuTV has negotiated for Roger’s Sportsnet in Canada to host their livestream of the Scotland v Canada matches, with UK viewers able to watch on Cricket Scotland’s website.
McGill concludes, “Our hope is that by building stronger relationships with host television broadcasters for our livestream, highlights packages, and interviews, we can take our coverage to the next level and to an ever greater number of viewers and fans.”