Disney+Hotstar will provide free streaming services for the upcoming U-19 Cricket World Cup 2024.
The highly anticipated tournament is set to kick off on January 19 and Hotstar’s decision ensures that cricket enthusiasts worldwide can catch all the thrilling action without any subscription fees.
Originally scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka, the U-19 World Cup was moved to South Africa after the International Cricket Council (ICC) imposed a ban on Sri Lanka Cricket.
The decision to relocate the tournament has not dampened the excitement, and fans are eagerly awaiting the spectacle that promises to showcase the budding talents of the cricketing world.
The defending champions, India, have already commenced their preparations with a warm-up match against Australia. Although the match ended without a result.
There will be sixteen teams competing in this 50-over competition, and 41 matches are planned. The teams are divided into four groups, each with four teams, for the first round of the event.
The Super Six stage, which consists of two groups of six teams each, will come next. Which teams move on to the semifinals and finally face off in the championship game will be determined by the outcome of this stage.
The U-19 World Cup will feature 16 teams divided into four groups – A, B, C, and D. India finds itself in Group A alongside Bangladesh, Ireland, and the United States of America.
Other notable teams include last edition’s runners-up England, hosts South Africa, and three-time champions Australia, adding to the tournament’s intensity.
Hotstar’s decision to offer free streaming for the U-19 World Cup opens up access to a broader audience.
Cricket fans can tune in to witness the rising stars of the game compete on the global stage, making this tournament a crucial platform for identifying future cricketing talent.
The curtain-raiser of the 15th edition of the U-19 World Cup will see South Africa taking on West Indies, while Ireland will clash with the USA on the same day.
The tournament promises weeks of exhilarating cricket, culminating in the final scheduled for February 11, 2024. With Hotstar’s commitment to free streaming, fans can stay connected to the tournament from the comfort of their homes.
As the cricketing world eagerly awaits the first ball to be bowled, Hotstar’s initiative ensures that fans can enjoy the U-19 World Cup without any hindrance, contributing to the global celebration of cricketing excellence at the young level.