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STV to broadcast ICC Cricket: World Cup highlights

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Viewers will be able to catch all the latest action from the Scottish national team’s matches at the ICC Cricket: World Cup 2015 competition with highlights on STV. 

The programming will cover Scotland matches, England matches and will include highlights from the latter stages of the competition including semi-finals and the final.

The first Scotland fixture in the tournament is against New Zealand with the highlights of the game being shown on Tuesday 17th February from 2305 on STV.  The next Scotland game is against England and the highlights will be shown on Monday 23rd February from 2305.

All match highlights featuring the Scottish national cricket team will be shown on the STV Player.

There will be a dedicated section for ICC Cricket: World Cup 2015 on the STV website for match reports, previews, while sports presenter, Raman Bhardwaj will provide his own online round-up of the latest news and best action from the competition.

Elizabeth Partyka, deputy director of channels, said: “It is fantastic that we can bring viewers comprehensive highlights of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 competition.  Sport is a key part of what we offer consumers and STV will be online and on air with all the latest action featuring the Scotland team as the tournament develops.  .”

Keith Oliver, executive chairman, Cricket Scotland, said:  “This is a great boost for Scottish cricket and we’re delighted that more fans of the game in Scotland will be given the chance to see the team in action at the World Cup.  Hopefully this will also help us to continue the growth in participation in cricket here in Scotland.

“I know that every member of the Scottish team will be even more fired up at the thought of our World Cup matches being broadcast to this expanded audience back home as they try their hearts out to cause an upset down under.”

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