KOLKATA, India, Tuesday November 5, 2013, CMC -The West Indies tour of India will be beamed live across the Caribbean on ESPN Caribbean, the sports channel has announced.
ESPN says it will provide exclusive coverage of the tour which begins Tuesday at 11:20 PM Eastern Caribbean time from Kolkata.
The tour which runs until November 27 features two Tests and three ODIs and ESPN says all matches WILL be aired live.
The channel says it will also air the half hour “West Indies Tour of India Highlights,” of each day’s action from the Test matches plus an hour-long recap program of all the One-Day Internationals (ODIs).
Much of the focus will be on second Test which signals the end of the playing career for one of the game’s greatest batsmen, Sachin Tendulkar, playing in his 200th and final Test, in front his home-crowd at Mumbai.
The second test will also be celebrated as the 150th Test appearance by West Indian stalwart, Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
Darren Sammy’s men will be aiming to climb the ICC rankings after slipping from fifth to sixth place following the latest rankings released on Monday.