The tenth edition of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup is set to take place across February and March with the ten best international teams entering the competition. Defending champion Australia will be looking to win their fifth world title and continue their impressive form over the summer.
This year’s competition will take place in Australia at venues in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra, with Thailand making their tournament debut. The World Cup begins the 21st of February, and using the options listed in this T20 Cricket TV guide you won’t have to miss a key moment.
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup TV Rights and Broadcast Guide
There are several options for watching the Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia, including seven games being televised by free to air provider Channel Nine, which are all four Australia group matches, two semi finals and the final. For comparison, Foxtel (Kayo Sports/Telstra) has an agreement in place to televise all 23 matches, with every ball of every game Live and ad-break free during play. That’s 16 days of LIVE Women’s International T20 cricket, starting from February 21st and concluding on March 8th.
Foxtel’s coverage comes via their Fox Cricket channel which specialises in both white and red ball forms of the game. The commentary will be provided by Isa Guha and Mel Jones, alongside World Cup winning captain Alex Blackwell and reporter Megan Barnard. As well as the Women’s T20 World Cup competition, Fox Cricket will show several other international head to heads including the Australian men’s tour of South Africa, the upcoming test series between Sri Lanka and England, and the 2020 Indian Premier League. Fortunately, there is more than one way to access Fox Cricket on Australian TV, they include Foxtel, Foxtel Now, Foxtel from Telstra and the Kayo Sports streaming platform, with each game available Live and in HD.
Watch the Women’s T20 World Cup Online with Foxtel
In addition to televising live Women’s T20 games, Foxtel and Foxtel from Telstra will typically offer the same matches with T20 World Cup TV replays airing later that same day, as well as the convenience to stream the matches live using compatible mobile and internet connected devices via the Foxtel Go.
You also have the option to watch the T20 World Cup online using Foxtel Now, which allows you to access all Fox Sports channels (via Foxtel Now Sport Pack) without a Pay TV subscription. For good measure Foxtel Now currently offers a 10 day FREE trial so that you can check out all of its content (more than 50 sports in total) before making a commitment, and should you decide to subscribe you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it.
During the tournament a special docuseries, Call My Name, will be broadcast on pop up Foxtel channel FOXW (Foxtel/Foxtel Now), which is dedicated to women’s sport. The first episode airs on March 2nd at 8pm, and will cover the achievements of Aussie all rounder, Ellyse Perry who has represented her country at world cups in both cricket and soccer. Other sporting icons in the series include footballer Sam Kerr, dual athlete Yayla Harris and basketball player Liz Cambage
|February 21 – March 8||ICC Women’s T20 World Cup||Australia with Finals at MCG|
Watch the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup on Network Nine
Channel Nine and their sister station 9Gem are the T20 World Cup free to air options for those who aren’t interested in the non-Australian matches or the variety of other sport available during this same time. Nine will show all four of Australia’s group games, along with the two semi finals and the final. That’s just seven of the twenty-three World Cup matches in total, and does not include some of the biggest rivalries in the sport, such as England vs South Africa, India vs New Zealand, England vs West Indies and more.
It’s also important to note that neither Nine or 9Gem are offering replays during the tournament, which means if you solely depend on this option you will have to make time to watch the matches live. The Nine Network is also very light on in game TV features, such as high definition and the ability to watch other sporting events that may be happening at the same time, plus options when it comes to streaming on a number of different devices. Their coverage will be fronted by the likes of Ian Healy and Michael Slater, in what will be one of the penultimate international cricket event of the Network’s current broadcast deal with Cricket Australia.
Stream the Women’s T20 World Cup FREE on Kayo Sports
Another choice for watching the Women’s T20 World Cup live in Australia would be to use the 14 day Kayo Sports free trial, which has no lock-in contract and is available across two devices if you’re looking to share. Because Kayo is affiliated with Fox Sports it will broadcast the same exact live Fox Footy games as Foxtel, but without Pay TV contracts cost. Kayo offers live T20 World Cup streaming with eligible mobile devices and browsers, including select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, the Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers, with new apps and platforms arriving soon.
Kayo will also provide on demand replays of the matches they televise, should you need to catch up on that week’s action. Additionally, every game will be displayed in High Definition, giving you greater clarity, while the No Spoilers option allows fans to hide all outcomes, a very handy feature if you don’t want to know the results before you’ve had a chance to watch a key event On Demand, along with a vast range of viewing features not available with alternative platforms.
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Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup LIVE TV Schedule (Sydney time)
TV fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Due to broadcasting agreement, Nine is the tournament’s free to air network, and will be limited to just the seven matches in total.
|Sunday 8 March||ICC WT20 Pre Game Show||LIVE: 5.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 8 March||India v Australia||LIVE: 6.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo / Nine|
|Monday 8 March||India v Australia||Replay: 6.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|