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Ireland-Sri Lanka ODIs to be streamed online

ESPNcricinfo staff

April 23, 2014

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Ireland's two ODIs against Sri Lanka will be streamed live via YouTube after an agreement was struck with Irish online TV provider Aertv. The broadcast, which will be supported by the ICC's Development Programme, will make use of four high-definition cameras as well as replays and commentary.

The deal is similar to last year's arrangement with Quipu TV for the visit of Pakistan, which was viewed by almost 300,000 people. Sri Lanka will prepare for their tour of England with one-dayers against Ireland at Clontarf on May 6 and 8.

"We've seen with previous broadcasts just how much of an appetite there is for cricket coverage, and it's fantastic for Irish and cricket supporters worldwide to be able to view these matches online," Cricket Ireland's chief executive, Warren Deutrom, said. "It's another important step in securing the long-term legacy for international cricket in Ireland as we look to take the game here to a higher level and a wider audience."

The games will be streamed on the Cricket Ireland website and its YouTube channel, as well as on Dublin-based Aertv's website. Ireland's recent trip to the Caribbean, where they beat West Indies for the first time in a T20 international, was also broadcast online.

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Posted by vkumar_086. on (April 25, 2014, 18:22 GMT)

Ireland are very good and they deserve more recognition. Far more valuable than India indeed.

Posted by pksonker on (April 24, 2014, 21:03 GMT)

my 2nd favourite team Ireland.

Posted by Zetta on (April 24, 2014, 13:28 GMT)

Great news! This is awesome and that is how it should be done!

Posted by latnadu on (April 24, 2014, 10:40 GMT)

Great chance for Ireland Team to show there colors in there soil and in front of own crowd. This will be Thight to SLns as we saw Ireland's are in good touch Recently. Hope to see good cricket form both teams! good luck for both teams. cheers!!! from Sri Lankan.

Posted by   on (April 23, 2014, 19:11 GMT)

Great to see the match will be available worldwide.

Posted by   on (April 23, 2014, 18:12 GMT)

the live streaming is available on ireland cricket website and it's youtube channel which means it is globally accessible

Posted by   on (April 23, 2014, 15:13 GMT)

good move only if its allowed to be viewed worldwide

Posted by   on (April 23, 2014, 15:06 GMT)

Ooh, not geoblocked? I shall be watching them.

Posted by Nuxxy on (April 23, 2014, 15:00 GMT)

I hope it will be available everywhere.

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