South African pay TV channel, SuperSport has announced that it will provide extensive and live coverage of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. With the channel also announcing that it will provide its coverage in HD with an expert team of pundits including big names such as Kepler Wessels, Neil Johnson, Morne van Wyk, Neil McKenzie, Robin Petersen, Ashwell Prince, Mfuneko Ngam, Monde Zondeki, Victor Mpitsang and Paul Harris, there is a lot for cricket fans in Africa to be excited about.
South African cricket national team Proteas will be in action and SuperSport have announced that all of their games will be broadcast with commentary available in various languages led by an all-star commentary team led by Shaun Pollock and Pommie Mbangwa.
“Given recent events, there is a real buzz around the Proteas and SuperSport is unashamedly tapping into the excitement and anticipation,” said Brandon Foot, Acting CEO of SuperSport. “With the best technology and systems on hand, this will be the finest World Cup from a television viewpoint,” he added.
Recent features of SuperSport broadcasts, touch screen technology and augmented reality will also be prominent as SuperSport offers a fantastic experience to cricket fans. The 2015 Cricket World Cup, the 11th edition of the event, will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The tournament kicks off today and will run till the 29th of March. The tournament will see the 14 competing teams play 49 matches in 14 venues as the co-hosts Australia will stage 26 games at grounds in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney while New Zealand will host 23 games in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Napier, Nelson and Wellington.
The final will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with the winners winning $3,975,000 while the runners-up winning $1,750,000. The 2015 Cricket World Cup offers a total prize money pot of around $10,225,000 and has an impressive cast of commercial partners including Pepsi, Emirates, LG, Reebok and MoneyGram. South Africa and Zimbabwe are Africa’s only representatives at the tournament.