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WORLD CUP

Wide World of Sports' Cup broadcast guide

10 February 2015

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Full details on why the Nine Network is the home of Australia's World Cup campaign with cricket.com.au providing audio streaming and exclusive content

Clear your calendar, work on forging some sick notes and tell your loved ones you’ll see them in six weeks – the ICC Cricket World Cup arrives this weekend!

Ticket sales for the tournament are fast approaching one million, but fans unable to get to the games can follow all the action no matter where they are in Australia.

How can I watch it?

Wide World of Sports will deliver all of Australia’s pool matches live and free on the Nine Network, as well as the third quarter-final (which Australia will play if they qualify), both semi-finals and the final.

The WWOS broadcast team will feature cricket greats such as Mark Taylor, Ian Healy, Shane Warne, Michael Slater, Mike Hussey, Brett Lee and Mark Nicholas joining the world feed and providing an hour of analysis in the lead up to each match.

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Fox Sports will also be providing live coverage of the other matches throughout the tournament for Foxtel subscribers.

How else can I follow it?

For the first time, cricket.com.au will provide live and free radio streaming for every Australian match, plus the two semi-finals and the final.

The commentary team will include some big names (watch this space) and be available in the cricket.com.au Match Centre and on the free Cricket Australia Live app.

Glenn Maxwell, Australia's World Cup star and man voted by man as one to watch closely throughout the tournament, will video blogging exclusively for cricket.com.au.

Australia coach Darren Lehmann, pace bowler Ryan Harris, former Test bowler and commentary star Damien Fleming and South Africa's retired superstar Jacques Kallis will all be writing exclusively for cricket.com.au

We’ll also be bringing the latest scores, news and video highlights from every match, while our journalists and camera crew on the ground will provide exclusive news and video content throughout the tour.

The team at ABC Grandstand will be broadcasting every match of the showpiece event that begins February 14 on their radio and/or digital channels.

On social media, Australian players will be doing exclusive Q&A sessions and takeovers

You can also follow the series live on social media using the official hashtag #cwc15 or cheering the Aussies using #GoGold.

A special fan hub where supporters can download screensavers, digital autographs and support the Australian cricket team will be launching soon.

Follow @CricketAus on Twitter

Like cricket.com.au on Facebook

Follow @cricketcomau on Instagram

And barrack for the Australian Cricket Team here

Australia’s World Cup Fixtures

February 14: v England, 2:30pm at the MCG

February 21: v Bangladesh, 1:30pm at the Gabba

February 28: v New Zealand, 2:00pm at Eden Park (NZ)

March 4: v Afghanistan, 2:30pm at the WACA

March 8: v Sri Lanka, 2:30pm at the SCG

March 13: v Scotland, 2:30pm at Blundstone Arena

View the full fixture list here

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