Where to watch Cricket Live on TV

Cricket Live in US TVWith English and sub-continental flavor all over it, cricket is not actually an American kind of sports. Native Americans love to watch baseball in stead. However, with huge number of Indian sub-continental people living within the US region, still makes the game pretty much popular in that area. According to stats, there are more than 15 million cricket viewers across United States and Canada. This article will provide you all the necessary guidelines about where to and how to watch and stream cricket live in USA and Canada.

Which Channels to Broadcast Cricket Matches Live on US TV?


Cricketing competitions and matches can be divided into various sector based on organizing authorities and other features. The most important of them are the ICC events managed by the International Cricket Council itself and are global cricketing competitions. The international series are played between two or more sides, arranged by the respective cricket boards sanctioned by ICC. Apart from these, there are so many domestic T20 competitions taking place around the planet, generally managed by a single cricket board.

ICC Events:

All the ICC events taking place in between 2015 to 2023 will be broadcast live in United States through Willow TV network. The cricket specialty network will enjoy the privilege of broadcasting more than 15 ICC events within this 8 years period. The list includes upcoming heavyweight competitions ICC CWC 2023, ICC T20 WC 2021, ICC Women’s CWC 2022, ICC Under-19 CWC 2022 and many more. All the matches from all these competitions will be available live on TV in United States through Willow.

National Team Home Games:

ICC approved international series are generally played between two or more countries. The television broadcasting right is determined based on which nation is hosting the competition. Willow TV owns the broadcasting right of all the home matches of Australia, Bangladesh, England, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Zimbabwe and West Indies cricket team. However, the West Indies games are also available live through their YouTube page. Apart from these, India, New Zealand and Ireland national cricket team home matches are broadcast live through ESPN’s online streaming platform ESPN+. Indian cricket lovers can also catch their favorite national team home fixtures through Hotstar.

Domestic Competitions:

Willow also dominates in televising various domestic competitions across the globe. They have the broadcasting right of IPL, Big Bash, BPL, LPL, PSL, CPL as well as Major League Cricket matches live in United States.

Cricket Broadcasting Sources Chart in United States:

Event Type Competition(s) Name Broadcasting Network or Source
ICC Events ICC T20 World Cup 2021 (India), ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 (New Zealand), ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup (west Indies), ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 (South Africa), ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 (India) Willow TV
National Team (Home Games) India ESPN+, Hotstar
Australia, England, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, South Africa, Zimbabwe Willow TV
New Zealand, Ireland ESPN+
West Indies Willow TV, YouTube Page
Domestic Competitions Indian Premier League Willow TV (TV Everywhere Right), Hostar (Online Streaming Right)
Bangladesh Premier League, Pakistan Super League, Lanka Premier League, Big Bash League, Caribbean Premier League, Major Cricket League Willow TV
T20 Blast, Royal London One Day Cup N/A

Ways to Enjoy Cricketing Actions Live on Canadian TV:

Canada has already featured in the ICC World Cup and ICC T20 World Cup, two of the biggest event arranged by the governing body of this game. With this, a large number of immigrant sub-continental people has increased the number of cricket viewers within the country. Watchers in Canada, can watch various cricket competition games live through various TV Channels.

Asian Television Network (ATN):

The network owns the most of the cricket broadcasting right within Canadian territory. Along with so many events, the network also holds the broadcasting right of ICC Cricket World Cup matches throughout the country. Viewers can enjoy the games live on pay-per-view.

CBN:

The TV channel owned by the Asian Television Network, generally airs the mega cricket events and matches. One can watch the Australia and New Zealand cricket team home matches through this channel. In addition to this, the Australian domestic T20 competition Big Bash League as well as Global T20 Canada matches are also available live through Commonwealth Broadcasting Network. Viewers can find this channel through satellite TV provider Bell Satellite TV on channel number 730. Rogers Cable and Shaw Cable users can also turn it on by pressing channel number 798 and 526 respectively. Apart from these, various IPTV also provides this channel as well. It is represented by channel number 796 on Bell TV, Ch-516 on Bell MTS, Ch-789 on VMedia and Ch-2371 on Optik TV.

ATN Cricket Plus:

ATN Cricket Plus generally televises the select events and matches and many cricket related programs. Watchers can enjoy the Australia and New Zealand cricket team home fixtures live through it. The channel is available through cable TV providers Rogers Cable (channel number 845) and Shaw Cable (channel number 527). You can also find it on IPTV Bell Fibe TV (Ch-797), VMedia (Ch-845) as well as Optik TV (Ch-2370).

Willow Canada:

Willow has got popularity not only in US but also in Canada. The network has the broadcasting right of all the ICC events since 2015 up to 2023 in Canada. Apart from this, it also airs the home matches of Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and South Africa national side. Among the domestic cricket competitions, it televises the Pakistan Super League matches live within Canada.

TSN:

The number 1 sports specialty service in country owns the broadcasting right of just one competition. The very own cricket competition of the country, Global T20 Canada matches are also televised through the TSN channels. The select matches are available through TSN2 or TSN3.

Chart of Cricket Broadcasting TV Channels in Canada:

Broadcasting Network Broadcasting TV Channel Featuring Competitions or Events Event Type
Asian Television Network (ATN) ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 (pay-per-view) ICC Event
Asian Television Network (ATN) Commonwealth Broadcasting Network (CBN) Australia and New Zealand National Cricket Team Home Games International Series
Big Bash League, Global T20 Canada Domestic T20 Competitions
ATN Cricket Plus Australia and New Zealand National Cricket Team Home Games International Series
Willow Willow Canada ICC T20 World Cup 2021 (India), ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 (New Zealand), ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup (west Indies), ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 (South Africa), ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 (India) ICC Events
Bangladesh, South Africa, Zimbabwe National Cricket Team Home Games International Series
Pakistan Super League Domestic T20 Competition
TSN TSN2, TSN3 Global T20 Canada Domestic T20 Competition

How Can I Catch the Cricket Matches Live Via Online Streaming in USA?

Cricket lovers in America can also catch the actions live through various online streaming sources.

Online Streaming Platform Featuring Competitions or Events Cost
Willow Premium All ICC Events (2015-2023), National Team Home Games (Australia, England, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, South Africa, Zimbabwe), Domestic T20 Competitions (BPL, PSL, LPL, CPL, Big Bash League, Major League Cricket) 9.99 US Dollar per Month, 60 US Dollar per Year
Hotstar USA Indian Cricket Team Home Games, Indian Premier League Monthly Subscription Fee 9.99 US Dollar + Taxes; Annual Subscription Fee 49.99 US Dollar + Taxes (Previously 99.99 USD)
ESPN+ National Team Home Games (India, New Zealand, Ireland) Monthly Subscription Fee 5.99 US Dollar, Annual Subscription Fee 49.99 US Dollar

Willow Premium is the online streaming platform of Willow TV. Users can stream all the ICC events through this platform. Most of the national team home games as well as domestic T20 competitions are also available through this. However, despite the IPL’s TV Everywhere right being held by the Willow TV in USA, the online streaming right of the most popular domestic competitions is exclusive to Hotstar USA only. Thus the competition isn’t available through Willow Premium.

Hotstar USA is must option for the Indian cricket lovers. It provides them their favorite cricket team’s home matches as well as the online streaming of the IPL games. Hotstar’s annual package is a great package for the cricket lovers as this is now purchasable for 49.99 USD only. The pricing used to be double but the owner company has offered such facilities to the subscribers. ESPN+ also provides the live home fixtures of Indian team and costs 5.99 USD per month. But subscribers can purchase it on a bundle package along with Hulu and Disney+. The package will make them pay 12.99 USD per month only.

Where to Find Cricket Actions Live Through Online Streaming in Canada?

Canadian viewers can also enjoy the cricket actions live through plenty of online streaming sources.

Online Streaming Sources Available Events Cost
Hotstar Canada ICC Cricket World Cup, ACC Asia Cup, India National Team Home Games, Indian Premier League Monthly Subscription Fee 9.99 Canadian Dollar + Taxes; Annual Subscription Fee 49.99 Canadian Dollar + Taxes (Previously 79.99 CAD)
DAZN England and Sri Lanka Cricket Team Home Matches, Caribbean Premier League, Royal London One Day Cup (Final Only) 20 Canadian Dollar per Month, 150 Canadian Dollar per Year
TSN.CA or TSN App Global T20 Canada TSN App requires TV subscription to TSN; TSN Direct costs 4.99 CAD per Day, 19.99 CAD per Month and 99.95 CAD for 6 Months

Hotstar’s Canadian section Hotstar Canada will be a perfect platform for the cricket lovers in Canada. It will provide them the ICC WC, Asia Cup, Indian team home games as well as IPL actions. All these high voltage actions are available and the annual package makes the customers pay just 49.99 CAD! The new offer on the annual package helping the Canadian viewers saving 30 CAD per year.

DAZN broadcasts the current ICC World Cup champion side England team’s┬áhome matches along with the Sri Lankan team as well. It also helps the viewers watching the CPL actions and the final of the English domestic one day competition, Royal London Cup’s Final. Apart from these, Global T20 Canada select fixtures are available through either TSN.CA or TSN App.

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