Attention cricket fanatics (fanatic?): ESPN is adding 1,000 hours of cricket coverage to ESPN3.com. The cable channel has inked multi-year deals with the International Cricket Council and the Champions League Twenty20, ensuring matches will be plentiful on the digital channel through 2015.
The deal also includes the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, one of the most-watched sporting events in the world (though we suspect not in the U.S.).
“It’s a big day for cricket fans in the U.S., and we’re thrilled to be the network offering this passionate and underserved audience more cricket coverage than ever before,” said Damon Phillips, Vice President, ESPN3.com in a statement. “We’re removing the traditional pay per view barrier and making these world class events available to millions of fans.”
Like all ESPN3.com programming, viewers will need to get their high speed internet from a provider that pays ESPN for the privilege of carrying ESPN3.com.
More information after the jump.