Twenty20 Cricket World Cup on Sportsnet / SN World

Starting this morning, the fourth ICC T20 Cricket World Cup begins in Sri Lanka. For the early stage, 12 teams (England, India, Afghanistan, Australia, West Indies, Ireland, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, New Zealand, Bangladesh) will compete in three groups followed by the knockout and semi-final stages and culminating on October 7 with the final.

For those only somewhat familiar with the game, T20 is the quickest and most exciting form of the game, taking around three hours to play. You could say it’s like the home-run derby of baseball, but in an actual match instead.

Sportsnet and Sportsnet World have select coverage of the tournament. The opening game featuring Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan today, as well as the final on October 7 will both be on Sportsnet across the country. The remainder of games being shown will be on Sportsnet World or Sportsnet World Plus.

GROUP STAGE
18-Sep-12 – SRI LANKA vs. ZIMBABWE — 9:45 AM on Sportsnet
19-Sep-12 – AUSTRALIA vs. IRELAND — 5:45 AM on Sportsnet World
19-Sep-12 – INDIA vs. AFGHANISTAN — 9:45 AM on Sportsnet World
20-Sep-12 – SOUTH AFRICA vs. ZIMBABWE — 9:45 AM on Sportsnet World
21-Sep-12 – NEW ZEALAND vs. BANGLADESH — 5:45 AM on Sportsnet World Plus
21-Sep-12 – ENGLAND vs. AFGHANISTAN — 9:45 AM on Sportsnet World
22-Sep-12 – SRI LANKA vs. SOUTH AFRICA — 5:45 AM on Sportsnet World
22-Sep-12 – AUSTRALIA vs. WEST INDIES — 9:45 AM on Sportsnet World Plus
23-Sep-12 – PAKISTAN vs. NEW ZEALAND — 5:45 AM on Sportsnet World Plus
23-Sep-12 – ENGLAND vs. INDIA — 9:45 AM on Sportsnet World Plus
24-Sep-12 – WEST INDIES vs. IRELAND — 9:45 AM on Sportsnet World
25-Sep-12 – PAKISTAN vs. BANGLADESH — 9:45 AM on Sportsnet World

KNOCKOUT STAGES
27-Sep-12 – C1 vs. D2 – 5:45 AM on Sportsnet World
27-Sep-12 – A1 vs. B2 – 9:45 AM on Sportsnet World
28-Sep-12 – D1 vs. C2 – 5:45 AM on Sportsnet World
28-Sep-12 – B1 vs. A2 – 9:45 AM on Sportsnet World
29-Sep-12 – A1 vs. D2 – 5:45 AM on Sportsnet World
29-Sep-12 – C1 vs. B2 – 9:45 AM on Sportsnet World Plus
30-Sep-12 – B1 vs. C2 – 5:45 AM on Sportsnet World Plus
30-Sep-12 – D1 vs. A2 – 9:45 AM on Sportsnet World Plus
1-Oct-12 – B2 vs. D2 – 5:45 AM on Sportsnet World
1-Oct-12 – A1 vs. C1 – 9:45 AM on Sportsnet World
2-Oct-12 – B1 vs. D1 – 5:45 AM on Sportsnet World
2-Oct-12 – A2 vs. C2 – 9:45 AM on Sportsnet World

SEMI-FINALS AND FINAL
4-Oct-12 – S8 1- IST S8 2 – 2ND – 9:15 AM on Sportsnet World
5-Oct-12 – S8 1- 2ND S8 2 – 1ST – 9:15 AM on Sportsnet World
7-Oct-12 – FINAL – 9:15 AM on Sportsnet

3 thoughts on “Twenty20 Cricket World Cup on Sportsnet / SN World

  1. I don’t know that I’d compare T20 to a home-run derby. I think a better analogy would be with golf: a test match is like a 72-hole tournament on a championship course; a one-day international is like an 18-hole tournament on a championship course; a T20 is like a 9-hole tournament on a par-3 course.

  2. BTW, Sportsnet World Plus games are also on PPV on Shaw Direct. $20 a piece, I think.

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