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Afghan cricket fans in for a treat as ATN secures rights to broadcast T20 World Cup

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Ariana Television Network (ATN) is thrilled to announce it has secured the exclusive rights to broadcast the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 live in Afghanistan.

This news will definitely bring joy to Afghans, who have shown their gratitude over the past few months for ATN’s commitment to bringing international sporting events into the homes of fans across the country.

Once again, ATN has worked closely with the ICC to make this possible. Company officials said Thursday they are committed to ensuring people across the country are not deprived of accessing global sporting events.

This World Cup meanwhile is the 9th edition and will be co-hosted by the United States and the Caribbean.

The event will run from June 1 to June 29 and will feature a record number of teams – with 20 different sides represented.

Format

The 20 teams will be separated into four groups of five for the first stage of the event, with each team playing a minimum of four matches against their other group members during that initial group stage.

The top two sides from each group then progress to the Super 8s stage of the event, with the bottom three teams from each group eliminated.

The remaining eight teams are then split into another two groups during the Super 8s phase, with sides to play three matches against their group rivals to determine the semi-finalists.

The semi-finals will be played out between the top two teams from each Super 8s group, with the winners then progressing to the one-off final in Barbados on June 29.

Venues

A total of three venues in the USA and six in the Caribbean will be used during the duration of the tournament, with 16 contests to be held in Lauderhill, Dallas and New York and the blockbuster clash between India and Pakistan scheduled for the new Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in Long Island on 9 June.

Forty-one matches will be played in the Caribbean across six different nations, with semi-finals in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana, before the title decider scheduled to be played in Barbados on 29 June.

Any match that finishes in a tie will see a Super Over be played and if the Super Over is a tie, with subsequent Super Overs played until there is a winner.

There is also additional time available to ensure the completion of all knockout fixtures at the semi-final and final stage of the event.

ATN will broadcast these matches live and exclusively on Ariana Television. News and tournament information will be published regularly, so don’t forget to watch this space for updates.

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