Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Cricket Ireland: TNT Sports to broadcast Ireland Men’s series against Pakistan

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TNT Sports will broadcast the three-match T20I series between Ireland Men and Pakistan Men, it was announced today.

The broadcaster will ensure coverage of the series in the Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom.

Production of the broadcast will be provided by HBV Studios, with a commentary team line-up headed by renowned commentator, Alan Wilkins.

FIXTURE SCHEDULE

Pakistan T20I Series

  • 10 May 2024: Ireland v Pakistan (T20I; Clontarf; start 3pm)
  • 12 May 2024: Ireland v Pakistan (T20I; Clontarf; start 3pm)
  • 14 May 2024: Ireland v Pakistan (T20I; Clontarf; start 3pm)

Andrew May, Chief Financial Officer for Cricket Ireland, said:

“We are delighted that TNT Sports are deepening their relationship with Irish cricket through this coverage. With all three matches sold out, and both teams building up to the T20 World Cup next month, there is intense interest in the series and through this broadcast platform we can provide access across Ireland and in the UK for fans to watch along.

“We’re delighted, too, that HBV Studios will be our production partner, bringing an eight-camera production for fans to enjoy.” 

OTHER GLOBAL BROADCAST RIGHTSHOLDERS
  • Tapmad – Pakistan
  • Ten Sports – Pakistan
  • Fancode – Indian Sub-continent
  • Etisalat – MENA
  • Nagorik TV – Bangladesh
  • Toffee – Bangladesh
COMMENTARY TEAM

Alan Wilkins

  • Alan is a Welsh cricket commentator and former English county cricketer, who played for Glamorgan and Gloucestershire County Cricket Clubs. He moved into radio and television broadcasting in 1984 covering cricket and rugby.

Isobel Joyce

  • Isobel is a former Ireland Women’s captain and renowned all-rounder. She is Ireland Women’s highest wicket-taker of all time and fifth-highest run-scorer. Since retiring in 2018, Isobel has coached and developed a commentary career.

Faisal Shah

  • A former First-class cricketer and a Level II qualified coach, Shah represented Rawalpindi in First-class and List A cricket. He Spent 10 years playing and coaching cricket in Essex for Loughton Cricket Club, and took up broadcasting in 2014.

Andrew Leonard

  • Andrew is an international cricket commentator from Dublin who has commentated on more than 800 internationals across more than 30 countries, with a particular focus on Associate Cricket. He commentated on his first Test Match in 2023 and was also part of the the Broadcast team for the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup in 2024.

Alan Lewis

  • Alan is a former Irish international captain and former elite rugby referee. He played 121 times for Ireland – 35 as captain – and was inducted into the Irish cricket Hall of Fame in 2020. Alan has become an accomplished broadcaster and is the father of two Irish internationals – Gaby and Robyn.

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