Can Eoin Morgan’s boys in blue do it on home turf? Could, and forgive me, cricket be coming home? Well, unless you’ve got a Sky subscription, you’ll only be able follow the ODI action in the stadium, via radio or a website blog, right? Wrong. Here’s how to watch the Cricket World Cup 2019 without a Sky subscription.
The NOW TV Sky Sports Pass is here to save the day, allowing you to watch all of the big games (such as India vs Pakistan on 16th June and the small matter of England vs Australia at Lord’s on 25th June) on a device of your choice – with the ability to cancel at any time.
Cricket World Cup 2019: The price
But, and it’s a big one, it could be expensive. Here are the NOW TV Sky Sports Pass tiers:
This is a good option if you want to watch a specific game (such as the final) and lasts, as you’d expect, for 24 hours. However, it may be more cost-effective to get a longer option…
Considering that a Day Pass is £9, seven days of action for £15 is pretty reasonable – but it’s not as reasonable as…
This is a special, time-sensitive deal for the Cricket World Cup and, if you can spare the money, it’s by far the best option as it’ll cover most of the tournament. Even better, NOW TV are offering £25 per month for your first four months, which means it’ll cover the Ashes, too.
After that, the subscription returns to its usual £33.99 a month. You must sign up before 9th June, though – which is very cheeky because the final is on the 14th July, meaning you’ll have to pay at least two months.
Cricket World Cup 2019: How to watch
Once you’re signed up, all that’s left to do is choose how you’re going to watch the cricket.
PC or laptop
You’ll have to download the NOW TV Player to stream on your desktop. Click here for the Windows installer and here if you have a Mac. The Player will then pop up whenever you select a match on the website.
Smartphone or tablet
NOW TV also makes it easy to watch the games on your smart TV, games console and other streaming devices. To check if your device is supported, follow this link.
Now it’s time to plot the matches in your diary and get the beers in. The, very long, fixture list is below, with the England games highlighted in bold. Obviously, all start times are subject to the Great British weather…
1st, 10.30am. New Zealand vs Sri Lanka at Cardiff
1st, 1.30pm. Afghanistan vs Australia at Bristol
2nd, 10.30am. South Africa vs Bangladesh at The Oval
3rd, 10.30am. England vs Pakistan at Trent Bridge
4th, 10.30am. Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka at Cardiff
5th, 10.30am. South Africa vs India at Southampton
5th, 1.30pm. Bangladesh vs New Zealand at The Oval
6th, 10.30am. Australia vs West Indies at Trent Bridge
7th, 10.30am. Pakistan vs Sri Lanka at Bristol
8th, 10.30am. England vs Bangladesh at Cardiff
8th, 1.30pm. Afghanistan vs New Zealand at Taunton
9th, 10.30am India vs Australia at The Oval
10th, 10.30am. South Africa vs West Indies at Southampton
11th, 10.30am. Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka at Bristol
12th, 10.30am. Australia vs Pakistan at Taunton
13th, 10.30am. India vs New Zealand, Trent Bridge
14th, 10.30am. England vs West Indies at Southampton
15th, 10.30am. Sri Lanka vs Australia at The Oval
15th, 1.30pm. South Africa vs Afghanistan, Cardiff
16th, 10.30am. India vs Pakistan at Old Trafford
17th, 10.30am. West Indies vs Bangladesh at Taunton
18th, 10.30am. England vs Afghanistan at Old Trafford
19th, 10.30am. New Zealand vs South Africa at Edgbaston
20th, 10.30am. Australia vs Bangladesh at Trent Bridge
21st, 10.30am. England vs Sri Lanka at Headingley
22nd, 10.30am. India vs Afghanistan at Southampton
22nd, 1.30pm. West Indies vs New Zealand, at Old Trafford
23rd 10.30am. Pakistan vs South Africa at Lord’s
24th, 10.30am. Bangladesh vs Afghanistan at Southampton
25th, 10.30am. England vs Australia at Lord’s
26th, 10.30am. New Zealand vs Pakistan at Edgbaston
27th, 10.30am. West Indies vs India at Old Trafford
28th, 10.30am. Sri Lanka vs South Africa at Chester-le-Street
29th, 10.30am. Pakistan vs Afghanistan at Headingley
29th, 1.30pm. New Zealand vs Australia at Lord’s
30th, 10.30am. England vs India at Edgbaston
1st, 10.30am. Sri Lanka vs West Indies at Chester-le-Street
2nd, 10.30am. Bangladesh vs India at Edgbaston
3rd, 10.30am. England vs New Zealand at Chester-le-Street
4th, 10.30am. Afghanistan vs West Indies at Headingley
5th, 10.30am. Pakistan vs Bangladesh at Lord’s
6th, 10.30am. Sri Lanka vs India ar Headingley
6th, 1.30pm. Australia vs South Africa at Old Trafford
9th, 10.30am. First semi-final at Old Trafford
11th, 10.30am. Second semi-final at Edgbaston
14th, 10.30am. Final at Lord’s
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