Eyes of the world on Bready
Cricket Ireland today announced that all five matches of the Ireland versus Zimbabwe men’s and women’s teams being played in Bready Cricket Club will be livestreamed via Youtube.
Viewing figures across the games are expected to be well in the millions with Cricket Ireland announcing viewing figures of its recent international livestreams of around 22 million views collectively this season to date.
Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland, said:
“We are delighted with the response from the audience of our livestreams in Ireland and overseas. While we were confident there would be great interest in the men’s fixtures, we are pleased to see that viewer numbers for the women’s series were strong and remained consistent throughout the three-match series.”
“It’s important that we continue to showcase our national sides and make our games as available to the fans as we can. To that end, we will be providing a full commentary livestream of the men’s one-day internationals between Ireland and Zimbabwe starting next week, and also the three T20I doubleheaders involving Ireland and Zimbabwe men’s and women’s teams. Nine matches in all across six days – it should be a great fortnight of international cricket to enjoy.”
“Over time, as the profile and following of our sport grows so will our capacity to make more domestic cricket available in a quality format as well. We’ll be testing this in August by livestreaming the Test Triangle Inter-Provincial T20 Festival from Bready – and we hope Irish cricket fans will engage in sufficient numbers to make that investment a sound decision.”
Cricket Ireland has been working with the Dublin-based HBV Studios on tailored livestream productions this season, including the men’s Afghanistan series and women’s West Indies series. The multimedia production company will also deliver the upcoming Zimbabwe livestreams and the T20 Festival.
All livestreams will be available through Cricket Ireland’s Youtube Channel.
THE LIVESTREAMED FIXTURES
• Ireland Men v Zimbabwe Men – 1 July 2019 (Bready, starts 10.45am)
• Doubleheader: Ireland Women v Zimbabwe Women; Ireland Men v Zimbabwe Men – 12 July 2019 (Bready, starts 11am)*
• Doubleheader: Ireland Women v Zimbabwe Women; Ireland Men v Zimbabwe Men – 14 July 2019 (Bready, starts 11am)*
* First match of the day starts at 11am, second match at 4pm.
Tickets for all 5 games can be purchased at the gate on match-day or on Ticketmaster: