ESPN pounces for West Indies one-day tournament rights

Pay-television broadcaster ESPN Caribbean has acquired exclusive rights for live coverage of the Nagico Super50 cricket tournament.

ESPN Caribbean will show the region’s premier One-Day International competition for the next four years, from 2015 to 2018.

The coverage will be shown on the ESPN Caribbean and ESPN 2 Caribbean channels as well as via the ESPN Play on-demand service.

As part of the deal, matches will be available to US viewers live via online and mobile service ESPN3.

Highlights will be shown across ESPN’s channels and Caribbean Media Corporation partner stations as well as WindiesCricket.com, the website operated by the West Indies Cricket Board, which oversees the tournament.

This year’s edition of the tournament will run from January 15 to 25 in Trinidad and Tobago.