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SBD Global/April 8, 2014/Media
ESPN Broadcasts Live Cricket Matches With Hope Of Drawing In U.S. Audience
Published April 8, 2014
SOMETHING NEW: Coverage of the ICC World T20 Finals match between Sri Lanka and India aired at 9:00am ET on ESPN2 live from Bangladesh and was hosted in-studio by sportscaster Barry Wilkinson and former cricketer and analyst Colin Croft. Wilkinson opened the coverage, “Hello to all of our friends watching, especially in the United States on ESPN2.” After a 40-minute rain delay, broadcaster Sanjay Manjrekar said, “We are in Dhaka, a city that loves its cricket. The home team has disappointed them, but they have come out in large numbers supporting the other teams. … You will see, as the match starts, every seat in the house will be taken. … A wonderful atmosphere (and) this is a good stadium this year” (“ICC World T20 Final,” ESPN2, 4/6).