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Sky dedicates channel to Cricket World Cup

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky will dedicate a channel to the 2015 Cricket World Cup for the duration of the national team tournament.

For six weeks from 6am on February 13, Sky Sports 2 will become Sky Sports World Cup and provide more than 1,000 hours of action, including live coverage of all 49 matches at the one-day international event, which will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

The Verdict programme will accompany all England World Cup matches, starting with the national team’s eagerly anticipated clash with Australia in Melbourne on the tournament’s opening day.

Sky subscribers will also be able to watch the action on-demand and on laptop, mobile and selected tablet devices via the Sky Go service.

Sky undertook a similar rebranding move in 2013, re-naming Sky Sports 2 as Sky Sports Ashes for the duration of England’s summer schedule against Australia.