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ICC Intercontinental Cup 2009/10 final to be shown via live online video streaming

Wed, Nov 24, 2010 1:19 PM


The International Cricket Council (ICC), in association with Cricket Scotland, announces live streamed online video coverage of the forthcoming ICC Intercontinental Cup 2009/10 final between Afghanistan and Scotland.

The match, being staged at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai Sports City from 2-6 December, is a five-day game and the culmination of the premier two-year first class competition among the leading ICC Associate and Affiliate nations.

This is the second global ICC development event that can be watched live online after the ICC World Cricket League Division 1 was streamed live from the Netherlands earlier this year.

The coverage is being produced through the Livestream website, using the channel set up under the name of cricketscotlandtvlive. It will be presented in an informal manner as a service to all followers of the game worldwide. The link is: www.livestream.com/cricketscotlandtvlive

Highlights of each day's play will also be available on www.icc-cricket.com

The hours of play in Dubai will be from 0930 to 1630 each day (0530-1230 GMT), and coverage of the game will start about half an hour before play begins and continue until approximately half an hour after the close of play.

Recordings of each of the three sessions of play each day will be available from the Livestream channel to view in full as VoD (Video on Demand) services at any time as well as www.icc-cricket.com.

Scotland-based producer Mike Stanger said: "Even with basic resources, it is quite remarkable what can be achieved through the internet these days.

"Our three-camera live coverage will not constitute a fully fledged outdoor broadcast of professional origin, but our production team includes cricket fans with professional broadcasting experience.

"We will be working hard to convey the progress of the match in a manner that can be appreciated by the many thousands of followers of both Scotland and Afghanistan cricket who cannot be there in the flesh."

ICC Global Development Manager Matthew Kennedy added, "This is a fantastic chance for fans of Afghanistan and Scotland, as well as all those associated with Associate and Affiliate cricket, to see live action from the Intercontinental Cup final.

"We're grateful to be able to work alongside one of our Associate Members, in this case Cricket Scotland, in order to provide this service to fans of the game."

Please find below the full squads for the both the ICC Intercontinental Cup and also the ICC Intercontinental Shield. The I-Shield final is scheduled to be played from 2-5 December between United Arab Emirates and Namibia at the ICC Global Cricket Academy in Dubai Sports City.

ICC Intercontinental Cup squads

Afghanistan: Nawroz Mangal (captain), Karim Sadiq, Asghar Stanikzai, Hamid Hassan, Samiullah Shinwari, Shapoor Zadran, Shabir Noori, Shehzad Mohammadi, Aftab Alam, Batin Shah, Abdullah Mazari, Mohammed Nabi, Mirwais Ashraf, Mohammed Sami Agha, Afzar Zazai, Najeeb Zadran, Gulbodin Naib, Khaliq Dad Noori

Scotland: Gordon Drummond (captain), Kyle Coetzer, Neil McCallum, Richard Berrington, Majid Haq, David Watts, Simon Smith, Gordon Goudie, Ross Lyons, Preston Mommsen, Matthew Parker, Gregor Maiden, Ryan Flannigan, Stuart Chalmers

ICC Intercontinental Shield squads

Namibia: Craig Williams (captain), Raymond van Schoor, Ewald Steenkamp, Sarel Burger, Gerrie Snyman, Louis Burger, Bjorn Kotze, Tobias Verwey, Kola Burger, Louis Klazinga, Bernhard Scholz, Louis van der Westhuizen, Nicolaas Scholtz, Chris Viljoen (TBC)

United Arab Emirates: Khurram Khan (captain), Mohammed Touqir, Abdul Rehman, Arshad Ali, Ahmed Raza, Saqib Ali, Amjad Ali, Swapnil Patil, Naeemuddin Aslam, Qassim Zubair, Amjad Javed, Shoaib Sarwar, Shaiman Anwar, Aamer Ali, Nizel Fernandez, Arfan Haider, Riyaz Khaliq, Manjula Guruge



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