I have a job of watching all the cricket which is being played around the world. Wonderful, isn't it? But just as Champions trophy finished, there was nothing for me to do.
I was so bored but now with West Indies vs Pakistan series starting on 11th November and then South Africa series from 19th, I and million other cricket lovers have great days ahead.
What's more, Ashes is there too and if you wish to watch all or some of these International cricket matches on your television, note down the channels and timings.
ESPN Star for India south Africa series :
This will be the third time straight when Espn and starsports tie-up will live telecast cricket matches from South Africa. Indian team have a 5 match MTN ODI series and then a twenty20 match and then a three test match series against South Africa in the month of November December 2006 and the last test from 2nd January 2007.
You can read more about this South Africa series telecast here.
ESPN Star for The Ashes series :
Not only the 2006 Ashes series, but also the commonwealth tri-series between Australia, England and New Zealand will be shown live by ESPN and starsports jointly.
The thing you should note is Australia vs England Ashes test matches will be live on Channel ESPN and the ODI tournament on Star Sports... that's for India of course. You have to ask your channel on our cricket forum if your aren't living in India.
And the timings - Test matches will be starting 0230hrs India time while the 3rd test at Perth of 2006 Ashes series will be starting at 0830hrs IST.
The Day matches in ODI series will start at same 6am while Day-Night matches will start at 8.30am.
Here's the time table of England's tour of South Africa and this is the highlights timings of this fine fine series.
Tensports for West Indies vs Pakistan series :
In the middle of Ashes and India South Africa series - Pakistan and West Indies will be playing a 3 test match series and then 5 ODI series and in between ESPN and star sports - Tensports will have some live cricket to show in India.
Tensports have the exclusive rights for this Pak v WI series for all countries in Middle east, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and nearly all of South Asia.
The schedule of West Indies tour of Pakistan 2006 has first test starting from 11th November at Lahore, second test at Multan from 19th and third test from 27th November which will be played at Karachi.
Read this if you need more information.
Neo Sports for Indian Domestic cricket :
What started from Challengers trophy some months back, Neo Sports, has the rights for all cricket played in India under BCCI and now they have come up with tow new channels - Neo Sports and Neo Sports plus.
Neo Sports still is a channel which is mystery for Indian people but as they have promised to live telecast Indian First class cricket like Duleep Trophy, Important Ranji Trophy matches, Ranji Trophy semi final and final and the Deodhar Trophy , we can expect this channel to reach more and more homes very soon.
All I can tell you right now that star tv has the distribution rights of Channel Neo Sports so you can ask your able operator to turn the antenna.
The list of Indian first class matches to shown live by Neo Sports :
Challenger Series (Oct 1-4),
Irani Trophy (Rest of India vs UPCA, Oct 9-13),
Duleep Trophy final (Nov 12-16).
Super League for Ranji Trophy: Delhi vs Tamil Nadu (Nov 23-26), Rajasthan vs Hyderabad (Dec 1-4), Punjab vs Mumbai (Dec 9-12), Hyderabad vs Uttar Pradesh (Dec 17-20), Saurashtra vs Delhi (Dec 25-28), Baroda vs Uttar Pradesh (Jan 2-5), Maharashtra vs Mumbai (Jan 10-13), First semi-final (Jan 18-22), Final (Jan 27-31).
Deodhar Trophy : Central vs West (Feb 24), East vs South (Feb 24), Central vs North (Feb 26), East vs West (Feb 27), Central vs South (March 3) North vs West (March 4), Central vs East (March 7), North vs South (March 8), East vs North (March 9), South vs West (March 10),
Premier Cup: Railways vs W PQF1 (March 15), N2 vs W2 (March 16), W1 vs N1 (March 17), Winner PQF2 vs Uttar Pradesh (March 18), Semi final 1 (March 21), Semi final 2 (March 22), Final (March 25)