Cricket Ireland to stream remaining Super Series matches

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Cricket Ireland to stream remaining Super Series matches

Gaby Lewis and Leah Paul, Scorchers' opening batters, make their way out to the middle. © Cricket Ireland/ Sportsfile

50-over Super Series - an eight match series between Typhoons and Scorchers, will be streamed online, beginning this Sunday (August 9). The competition got underway on Monday (August 3) with Laura Delany's allround effort getting Typhoons over the line in a high-scoring encounter.

After a successful trial run last week, Cricket Ireland announced that the entire competition will be streamed live with a new match centre including a live scorecard, video highlights and ball-by-ball and statistical analysis. While they will start their streaming with a single static camera, further enhancements are being made with a multi-camera setup to be employed in the future.

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"We are delighted to further ensure women’s cricket in Ireland is more accessible to follow – it will not only be a boost for the sport’s profile, but also for the players themselves who will now have an opportunity to showcase their talents on a truly global stage,” Richard Holdsworth, high performance director for Cricket Ireland said.

“Raising the profile of the women’s game is an important part of our forthcoming women and girl’s cricket strategy, and with the growth in awareness of women’s sport in general, we believe that improving the visibility of our sport is the best means of inspiring a generation of new cricketers – both girls and boys alike.”

Holdsworth mentioned that the board received great viewership when they streamed Ireland's T20I series against West Indies last year with as many as 750,000 views.

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"We know there is an audience for women’s cricket, and we are glad to now be in a position to bring that level of coverage to our peak domestic competition. The matches will be more competitive and add pressure with the players knowing they are on screens all over the world. The Super Series is the springboard for international players and an important part of the talent development pathway, so there promises to be some great games to enjoy this season.”

“Despite the challenging times that we all find ourselves in, we are continuing to move the game forward and to improve what we do, year-on-year. We hope fans will enjoy following the series.”

The next match of the series will be played on Sunday at the Pembroke Cricket Club.