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Sat, 18 Feb 2017 | 08:49
The Proteas stand on the brink of history going into Sunday’s first ODI against New Zealand in Hamilton (SuperSport 2, from 2.30am).
They are one win away from equalling their best run in ODI’s (12 in 2005) and also have the opportunity to reaffirm their status as the number-one ranked team in the world.
The entire five-match ODI series will be broadcast live on SuperSport, following on from the T20 match on Friday which the Proteas won in style. Given recent history, not least the drama of the last World Cup, there is great piquancy to this two-week contest in New Zealand.
Although the Proteas are revelling in their golden run, which included a 5-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka, the big prize is later this year when the ICC Champions Trophy is contested in England and Wales.
It’s the biggest event on this year’s calendar, but far from the only one. The Proteas travel to England for a full-blown tour that bookends the Champions Trophy. Every fixture will be live on SuperSport.
Confirming the World of Champions’ cricket broadcasts, CEO Gideon Khobane said the offering was exhaustive.
“We have all ICC events, including the World Cup, T20 and Champions trophy, plus all SA international and domestic cricket. We also have all England international cricket, including their domestic T20 series, and Australian internationals, plus their sensational Big Bash tournament.”
Other long-term rights he confirmed for broadcast include all international cricket played by India (plus the IPL), West Indies, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and New Zealand.
TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND BROADCAST DETAILS:
Feb 19: SS2, 2.30am.
Feb 21: SS2, 11.30pm.
Feb 25: SS2, 2.30am.
March 1: SS2, 2.30am.
March 4: SS2, 2.30am.