Internet is a fast evolving technology and soon, watching live cricket match online will be possible for fans around the world with live feeds beaming onto your computer but as I write this, TV Channels are still the best mode.
The only thing you need is to know which sports channels in which country is showing the cricket series you are looking for. Come June 2009 ~ 2nd Twenty20 world cup will be played in England and various TV broadcasters have won the rights to beam the 20 over per side cricket matches to viewers world wide.
Like always, itsonlycricket has done some research and compliled following list of Country and respective TV channels with coverage rights for T20 World cup 2009.
Directv : is a premier sattelite/cable Tv provider in United states of America and they own the broadcasting rights of ICC Cricket tournaments. Since it's 'ICC' T20 World Cup, Directv will show it to cricket viewers in US.
Star Cricket : is baby channel of ESPN-Starsports. An all cricket channel, Starcricket is the official TV broadcaster of International cricket council and they'll show Twenty20 world cup in India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan and most of sub-continent.
ATN : Asian Television Network is probably the only way to watch cricket on Television in Canada and thei Channel CBN will show Twenty20 world cup live.
Supersport : has several sports channels functioning in South Africa and other African countries and they have telecast rights for T20 world cup 2009.
Skysports : is number 1 in cricket for viewers in England and New Zealand. BBC to show extensive daily highlights packages in England for free so that event reaches out to terrestrial television audiences as well.. BskyB in Republic of Ireland.
Eurosport : will show all 12 Group games live on it's normal feed to European fans but reminder of this T20 World cup tournament will be available only on pay per view basis.. interestingly, Eurosport is set to broadcast 2009 cricket world cup in various other languages other than English.. so that fans in Russian, France, Germany, Poland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Serbia and Turkey can understand the game in their local language.
Arab Digital Distribution (ADD) : is the biggest pay TV platform in Middle East/Gulf countries like UAE, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia and they'll show all matches in T20 world cup from England at Pelha TV platform and also on Firstnet Premium.. Channel name = ART Prime Sports.
Foxsports : is cricket channel for Australia when cricket is not played in Australia (which is owned by free to air Channel 9). T20 world cup is live on Foxsports throughout.
CMC : Caribbean media corporation are leaders in bringing live cricket on tv for viewers in Islands lie St John's, Bridgetown, St George's, Kingstown and Trinidad and Tobago.
Bangladesh TV : aka the BTV will bring Twenty20 World cup 2009 live in home in Bangaldesh on their terrestrial station. First two games are crucial for their team as they battle Ireland and India for a spot in Super 8s stage.
Hum Tum TV : for broadcast the event in Japan.
Note : Twenty-twenty world cup 2009 will be played in two stages, and different matches will be starting at different time for different countries. also see full T20 WC Schedule 09 and Match start time table so that you don't miss a match!
Watch T20 World cup 2009 on Mobile : in India, Relaince Communication has exclusive rights for the 15 day tournament and Rcom subscribers can watch live on Value added services (VAS) platform. Live scores and commentary will also be available on relaince Mobile. Cost? around Rs 10 to 15 for a minutes but offer will come in different offers as the tournament comes close. more info to come soon.
T20 World Cup commentators = Nasser Hussain, Alan Wilkins and David Lloyd from England, Sanjay Manjrekar and Harsha Bhogle from India, Ian Bishop from West Indies, Wasim Akram from Pakistan, Ranil Abeynaiyke from Sri Lanka, Athar Ali Khan from Bangaldesh, Simon Doull from New Zealand, Ian Chappell and Jeremy Coney from Australia and Kepler Wessels from South Africa.