It was reported on September 28, 2012, that Sports broadcaster ESPN Star- Cricket will live telecast the India vs Pakistan, T20 World Cup, Super 8 match in India, Pakistan and other Asian countries. See live scorecard.
The Asian archrivals will lock horns in the Super 8 match of the T20 World Cup at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 30, 2012.
ESPN will also be live streaming the match live at its official website. The match will start at 7:30 p.m. India time. The live streaming can be watched here at 14:00 GMT onwards.
India's national broadcaster Doordarshan will also live telecast the match in India.
The T20 World Cup 2012 is expected to be watched by an audience of around 1.5 billion, which is a record for any cricket event.
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Peter Hutton, ESPN STAR Sports' Managing Director, said: "We believe that this event is an excellent way of attracting new audiences to the game worldwide, and hope that our production and commentary teams will ensure the best possible experience for viewers across six continents."
India lost to Pakistan in the warm-up match of the T20 World Cup. This is a must win situation for India as they have already lost their first super 8 match against Australia.
The list of TV channels which will telecast the T20 World Cup 2012 in various countries are as below:
- Pakistan: Pakistan Television Corporation
- Sri Lanka : ESPNStar
- UAE: Arab Digital Distribution
- United Kingdom (UK): Sky Sports
- USA: ESPN 3
- Afghanistan : Lemar TV
- Australia: Fox Sports / Nine Network
- Bangladesh, Nepal : ESPNStar
- New Zealand: Sky Network
Indian corporations Reliance Communications and Havells India are the main sponsors for ESPN for the T20 World Cup 2012.