As the cricket fans across the globe wait for the Cricket World Cup to begin, the ICC global media rights partner Star Sports is gearing up its production to provide people an unrivaled spectator experience on their channels. The production of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be in the High Definition (HD) format. A total of 29 cameras, including Ultramotion cameras, Spidercam at 13 matches and the drone camera at the knock out matches will be used. Technology in use also includes Real Time Snicko and LED stumps. Cricket matches will be covered using cutting edge 4K technology, a first of its kind. Star Sports will produce live coverage of seven matches in 4K, including the Indo-Pak clash, semi-finals and the final.
The commentators for the World Cup include Wasim Akram, Russell Arnold, Michael Atherton, Ian Bishop, Allan Border, Ian Botham, Simon Doull, Rahul Dravid, Damien Fleming, Sourav Ganguly, Sunil Gavaskar, Matthew Hayden, Michael Hussey, Dean Jones, Nasser Hussain, Brendon Julian, Nick Knight, Brett Lee, David Lloyd, Sanjay Manjrekar, Damien Martyn, Mpumelelo Mbangwa, Tom Moody, Shaun Pollock, Rameez Raja, Mark Richardson, Michael Slater, Ian Smith, Scott Styris, Mark Taylor, Shane Warne, Mark Waugh, Harsha Bhogle, Mark Nicholas and Alan Wilkins.
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said, “We expect the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to be the most viewed cricket event in the history of the game. With a great line up of commentators and innovative features, it promises to be an event to remember and the biggest and greatest sporting event anywhere in the world this year.
“And for those people around the world who can’t be there in person, Star Sports and its broadcast licensees’ coverage will ensure that 2.5 billion people can view every single game from across all 14 venues in Australia and New Zealand.”
Star India CEO Uday Shankar said, “Cricket's most prestigious event is upon us. As big as the event is, nothing is greater than brilliant sportsmanship that will eventually define Cricket's World Cup. That defining moment may be in India successfully defending its World Champion title or a new nation rising to glory. Whatever the outcome in cricket's greatest face-off in Australia and New Zealand, this edition of the Cup promises to be bigger and better. The top quality action will be broadcast in multi lingual feeds in India, in seven languages, brought together by Star’s expansive world feed, Hindi and regional commentary panel consisting of 13 former skippers, 20 World Cup winners and 26 World Cup semi-finalists. We will be working closely with 45 of our channel partners across the globe, making this one of the most widely covered ICC Cricket World Cup.”