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World Cup to reach Afghanistan for the first time via state broadcasters

Afghanistan will be participating in their second World Cup in nation's history, and the Radio Television Afghanistan will broadcast the tournament.

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London Updated on: May 24, 2019 15:59 IST
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Star Sports are the official broadcasters for the World Cup in the Indian sub-continent.

For the first time in history, World Cup will be brought to the fans of strife-torn Afghanistan via state broadcaster Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) with the coverage reaching approximately an audience of 20 million.

Afghanistan are participating in their second 50-over World Cup.

With support from ICC global broadcast partner -- Star Sports -- World Cup will be broadcast live to more than 200 territories via 25 broadcast partners.

The ICC has announced the broadcast and digital distribution plans for the World Cup, providing fans across the globe with the widest range of platforms to access the tournament across television, radio and digital platforms, as well as news, in cinemas, at Fan Parks and via other media rights partners.

The tournament will also be broadcast across seven regional language feeds in India.

Around the world, the World Cup will be broadcast on Star Sports (India and the rest of the Indian Sub-continent), Sky Sports (United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland), SuperSport (South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa), OSN (Middle East & North Africa), Fox Sports Australia and Channel 9 (Australia), Willow TV (USA), Sky TV and Prime (New Zealand), Ten Sports and PTV (Pakistan), ESPN (Caribbean), Gazi TV, Maasranga and BTV (all Bangladesh), SLRC (Sri Lanka) and Fox Network Group (China and South East Asia), Digicel (Asia Pacific), Radio Television Afghanistan (Afghanistan) and Yupp TV (Continental Europe and Central Asia).

The World Cup begins on May 30 when the host nation England takes on South Africa at The Oval. India will kick-off their World Cup campaign on June 5 when the side takes on the Proteas at Southampton.

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