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ICC opens up archives as a treat for self-isolating fans

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

As a treat for the quarantined fans stuck at home in these unprecedented times, the ICC have opened up their archive of match footage to their broadcaster partners to stream it straight to the fans.

With live cricket having come to a complete standstill more or less due to the coronavirus pandemic, the ICC said this move would allow fans to keep themselves entertained with footage from as far as back as the 1975 men’s World Cup, apart from numerous other ICC events.

ICC will also stream some iconic games on its Facebook page, where fans can organise Watch Parties and relive some of cricket’s greatest moments.

“We are facing unprecedented times as a sports industry and the need to connect with our fan communities is perhaps greater than ever,” said ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney.

“With no live cricket to unite our fans around the world we thought the next best thing would be to release our archive to broadcast partners so fans can enjoy some magnificent memories.

“We hope this move will help our broadcast partners replace cancelled sports fixtures with some highly engaging content and give cricket fans the opportunity to relive some of the great cricketing moments whilst we all stay at home.”

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