This week’s cricket updates:The ICC will launch a new video-on-demand platform for fans in 2018, it has been announced.
The new platform will stream live matches, commentary and highlights from the ICC’s two cricket academies.
“The cricket acadms have been a pillar of our cricket infrastructure and have provided invaluable support for the game,” ICC chairman David Richardson said.
“With this launch, fans will have the ability to watch their favourite players in real time and access exclusive access to all the highlights, including the ICC World Twenty20.”
It will be an incredibly exciting time for the sport and I’m looking forward to the feedback from fans as we finalise this launch.
“The launch comes ahead of the ICC Board meeting next month in Dubai, where the board will decide whether to extend the ICCW until the end of 2020.
The ICC has also announced a number of other initiatives in 2017, including a series of new global events including the World Twenty10, the ICCT, the World T20, the IPL and the IPC Twenty20T20.ICC CEO David Richardson says cricket fans will see changes to their experience at the ICC in 2018The ICC board meeting in Dubai this week is the first in a series that is set to bring the cricket world to a close, as the Board seeks to announce new governance structures and new governance models to support the future of the game.
The 2017 season has seen three ICC tournaments – the WorldT20, ICCT and ICCW – end in the top four, as well as the addition of the IPT to the World Championship format.
Richardson has previously said the board would not extend the current ICCW contract until the 2019 World Twenty14, and it is believed the new governance model could see the World Cup 2019 and 2020 in 2018 and 2019.© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.