The ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final 2023 will be shown live in Australia on Channel 7 and its digital platform 7Plus along with pitch-side studio analysis.
The International Cricket Council today announced the details of its broadcast licensee arrangements as well as an experienced commentary panel for the WTC 2023 Final to be played between Australia and India at The Oval from 7-11 June.
The final of the second edition of the championship, that ran from 2021 to 2023, will be broadcast across the globe to attract a potential audience of 700 million people across 100 territories through ICC’s official broadcast licensees, plus additional coverage on icc.tv to reach a truly global audience.
In India, the Star Sports network will showcase the English World Feed and provide regional coverage in Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu. Their digital platform Disney+ Hotstar will show live coverage of each day’s play. India’s public broadcaster Doordarshan will also carry live coverage of each day’s play via their DD Sports channel.
In the UK, Sky Sports will carry the live coverage via their Sky Sports Cricket channel, which is also available via subscription on the Sky Go app and NOW.
Supersport will cover the match in full across their linear network in Sub-Saharan Africa with digital coverage via the DSTV app.
In New Zealand, the match will be telecasted via Sky Sports as well as through their linear channels and the Sky Go app.
In the US and Canada, cricket fans will be able to enjoy the action via Willow TV on both linear and digital platforms.
Fans in the UAE can access the match on CricLife on Etisalat and Starzplay, while people from the Caribbean will be able to watch the Test on Sportsmax. Other broadcasters include ATN in Afghanistan, Gazi TV in Bangladesh and Maharaja TV in Sri Lanka.
In other markets, broadcast coverage can be accessed on ICC’s in-house digital platform ICC.tv, ensuring genuine global live coverage of the The Ultimate Test.
Live audio-only coverage will be provided by BBC Test Match Special direct from the venue to a UK audience and SEN will be airing live to listeners in Australia and New Zealand. Several other radio channels will be broadcasting live, full details here.
Non-live coverage can be viewed on ICC’s Facebook and Instagram channels, which will include in-play clips and highlights clips in the Indian subcontinent and global five-minute highlights.
BBC Sport will also provide coverage via short-form in-play and highlights clips within the host country.
ICC TV will produce the live coverage of the WTC Final with best-in-class production enhancements. There will be a fully produced live match day programme for broadcasters with a 30-minute pre-matchday build-up, lunch and tea interval shows and a post-matchday wrap-up.
The commentary panel for The Ultimate Test will include stalwarts of the game – Ravi Shastri, Ricky Ponting, Sunil Gavaskar, Matthew Hayden, Nasser Hussain and Kumar Sangakkara, who will be joined by experienced broadcasters Harsha Bhogle and Alison Mitchell, alongside Dinesh Karthik and Justin Langer.