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The T20 Cricket World Cup 2024 will be broadcast live on the Willow TV channel in the USA. It will also be streaming live on the Willow app for iOS, Android, and smart TVs.

The Willow channel is available as an addon with Xfinity TV, Spectrum TV, DISH, Optimum TV, and a few other TV services in the US. If you have Willow in your TV package, you can stream the T20 Cricket World Cup 2024 for free on the Willow app by signing in with your TV provider. Alternatively, you can purchase a Willow Monthly subscription to access live streaming of the Cricket World Cup 2024 in the USA.

This guide explores different ways to watch the 2024 T20 Cricket World Cup in the USA. But before we get into the best TV plans, the schedule, the venues, and all those juicy details, here is a bit of background on the 2024 Cricket World Cup 2024 to get you up to speed.

2024 Cricket World Cup USA: A Brief Background

While cricket is the second largest sport on the planet with an estimated 2.5 billion fans worldwide, it's not very popular here in the US. But that’s about to change because, for the first time in its nearly 50-year history, the ICC Cricket World Cup is coming to America.

Tournament Format

20 of the finest teams from around the world will cross bats and pitch against each other in 40 single round-robin matches across 4 groups. The two best teams from each group will advance to the Super 8 stage where they will be divided into 2 groups who’ll play 12 single round-robin matches. The 4 best teams from this stage will advance to the knockout stage where they’ll play 2 semi-final matches and 1 final match. The winner will take home the prized 2024 Cricket World Cup trophy.  

Participating Teams

As the hosts, the USA and the West Indies have automatically qualified for the 2024 World Cup tournament. The 8 best teams from the 2022 World Cup in Australia have also automatically qualified, along with the two next-best teams in the ICC Men's T20I Team Rankings as of November 14, 2022. This gives the following teams automatic placements in the 2024 Cricket World Cup:

Hosts 2022 ICC Men's T20 World Cup ICC Men's T20I Team Rankings
USA, West Indies England, Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Netherlands, Sri Lanka Bangladesh, Afghanistan

The T20 World Cup Regional Qualifier matches will fill the remaining eight positions. Africa, Asia, and Europe Regional Qualifier tournaments will fill two positions each Americas and the East Asia-Pacific Regional Qualifier tournaments will fill one position each. The following teams have qualified for the 2024 Cricket Tournament from the Regional Qualifier tournaments as of November 25, 2023.

Europe Qualifier East Asia-Pacific Qualifier Americas Qualifier Asia Qualifier Africa Qualifier
Ireland, Scotland Papua New Guinea Canada TBA (9 November, 2023) TBA (1 December, 2023)

Where to Watch Cricket World Cup in the USA

Times Internet Limited is currently the official partner of the International Cricket Council for broadcasting and streaming in the US. You can watch the cricket T20 World Cup live in the USA  through its TV channel and streaming service, Willow.

Cricket World Cup Channel in the USA

Willow TV channel  will cover  the Cricket World Cup broadcast in the USA. You can watch the Cricket T20 World Cup live in the USA on cable channels.

Willow TV is a pay television sports channel dedicated to cricket programming in English. It covers live and recorded cricket matches and other cricket-related events.  Willow TV will provide coverage for the entire 2024 Cricket World Cup in the USA.

Willow is not included in most TV plans. It is available  as an add-on and as a part of channel packs with various TV services, including Xfinity TV, Spectrum TV, Optimum TV, and DISH.

Cricket World Cup Streaming USA

The T20 Cricket World Cup will be streaming live in the USA  on the Willow app for iOS and Android. The app is also available on Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, Samsung Tizen TV, Xbox One, and Android TV.

A monthly subscription to Willow may be required to stream the Cricket World Cup in the USA. You can also stream the T20 Cricket World Cup 2024 for free in the USA if the Willow channel is included with your TV service. Install the Willow app on your device and sign in with your TV provider .

The qualifier matches for the 2024 Cricket World Cup will be streaming live for free in the USA  on the ICC.tv app , available on the App Store and Google Play.

Best TV Services To Watch Cricket World Cup 2024 in USA

DISH

Starting Price: $79.99

Channels: 190 to 290+

DISH TV plans start at $79.99 per month and offer 190 to 290+ channels and free access to over 28,000 on-demand titles. Willow is available to DISH TV as an add-on channel at $14.99 a month. It’s also included with various DISH channel packs.

Xfinity TV

Starting Price: $20.00 - $25.00 

Channels: 10 to 185+

Xfinity TV starts at $20 per month in certain locations, and offers 10 to 185+ channels depending on the plan. Willow is available with Xfinity TV as an add-on channel at $14.99 a month at checkout.

Spectrum TV

Starting Price: $64.99/mo. for 12 months. Availability varies by location.

Channels: 150+

Spectrum TV starts at $64.99 for 150+ channels. The South Asian channel pack  on Spectrum TV includes the Willow channel. Contact Spectrum sales number for pricing and info.

Optimum TV

Starting Price: $35.00

Channels: 50+ to 340+

Optimum TV starts at $35.00 for 50+ to 340+ channels, as an add-on to internet service. Optimum TV’s Sports Package includes Willow TV and other premium sports channels such as NBA TV, MLB Network, NHL Network, NFL Network, and NFL Redzone. It costs $5 to $15 a month depending on your TV plan. The South Asian TV Package also includes Willow along with Sony Entertainment Television, ITV Gold, TV Asia, and Zee TV. This add-on costs $24.95 or $34.95 depending on your TV plan.

How To Watch Cricket World Cup 2024 on Mobile in USA

You can watch the T20 Cricket World Cup 2024 in the US on mobile through the Willow app.

If you have the Willow channel included with your TV service, you can log in to the app with your TV provider to watch the Cricket World Cup live for free. Alternatively, you can purchase a monthly subscription to the Willow app.

You can also watch the T20 World Cup 2024 Qualifier matches live for free via the ICC.tv mobile app  for iOS and Android.

2024 Cricket World Cup USA Venues and Schedule

The 2024 T20 ICC Cricket World Cup is scheduled  to start on June 4, 2024, and end on June 30, 2024. Around 20 of the 55 matches are expected to be played in the USA while the rest will be played in the West Indies.

Florida, New York, North Carolina, and Texas are some of the shortlisted venues that the ICC recently inspected. The Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida is currently the only ICC-certified cricket stadium in North America, the rest have yet to earn their certification.

Earlier this year, the ICC proposed to build a 34,000-seater cricket stadium  on top of the existing cricket fields in Van Cortlandt Park. If completed in time, it’ll likely host some of the most exciting 2024 T20 ICC World Cup matches, bringing the best of cricket to the capital of the world.

Conclusion

In the US, the T20 Cricket World Cup 2024 will be available exclusively through Willow. Willow TV channel is available as an add-on with DISH, Xfinity TV, Spectrum TV, Optimum TV, and a few other TV services. Willow is also available as a subscription-based live-streaming service via the Willow app.

Zion Harris

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