BBC Radio 5 live sports extra brings live ball-by-ball coverage of all England’s matches from the Women’s Cricket World Cup in India (January 31 Jan-February 17) starting on February 1 with England v Sri Lanka (03.15-11.00), plus live commentary of the Final.
With all the news, features and updates on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website, plus live text commentary online of all England matches and the Final, there is more coverage than ever before of this exciting tournament on the BBC.
Jonathan Wall, Acting Controller Radio 5 live and sports extra, says: “We’re proud to bring by far the most comprehensive coverage on the BBC of the Women’s Cricket World Cup. The BBC is committed to broadcasting more women’s sport and we’re looking forward some great live action from the impressive England Women’s team. Across radio, online and TV news we’ll have the full story of this major sporting event as it unfolds. This sets the scene for a busy and exciting year of cricket in 2013 as we look forward to The Ashes, with the unrivalled TMS commentary at its core.”
Alison Mitchell leads the commentary with TMS regulars Charles Dagnall and Prakash Wakankar. Former England player and World Cup winner Ebony Rainford-Brent joins the team as expert summarizer, along with former England batsman Mark Butcher.
A dedicated reporter will be in India for the entire event bringing all the news, interviews and features back home throughout the tournament for the BBC Sport website, plus the tournament will be reported across TV sports news. All commentary is available to listen again for seven days on the BBC iPlayer.
Live commentary of England’s Group Stage matches begins on February 1, followed by matches on February 3 and February 5. Coverage will then follow the team as they progress through the stages and there will be live commentary of the Final on February 17.
You can listen to BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra via DAB radio, online at bbc.co.uk/5live, Digital Freeview, Sky, Freesat, Virgin Media and to Radio 5 live only on 909 & 693 AM. TMS commentary is also available on BBC Radio 4 Long Wave (Analogue radio on 198 LW; Digital satellite channel 0143).
Correct at time of press, all broadcast details subject to change:
February 1 – England v Sri Lanka – 0315-1100
February 3 – India v England – 0315-1100
February 5 – England v West Indies – 0315-1100
Ongoing matches to be scheduled depending on England’s progress
February 17 – Final – 0900-1730
Source: BBC Press Office
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