Australian cricket fans were hit with a bombshell on Friday morning, as news broke that Australia‘s home three-match ODI series against New Zealand would be played behind closed doors, due to ongoing coronavirus fears.
Therefore, if you’re keen on watching the series, you’ll have to do it on your TV or device. So without further ado, this is The Roar’s guide to live streaming the ODI series, or watching it on your TV.
Three ODIs are scheduled between Australia and New Zealand to finally round off a bizarre summer of cricket. The first two will take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground, on Friday March 13 and Sunday March 15; while the final match of the series will be held at Blundstone Arena in Hobart on Friday March 20.
Fans are barred from attending any of the matches, due to concerns large crowds could spread the coronavirus even further.
Games 1 and 3 are scheduled to begin at 2:30pm (AEDT), while Game 2 will see the first ball bowled at 10:30am.
As with all limited-overs series in Australia since the new broadcast rights deal was struck at the start of 2018, Foxtel hold exclusive rights for all three matches.
Fox Cricket (Channel 501 on Foxtel)’s broadcast will begin approximately half an hour before the commencement of each match.
To watch the match, you’ll need a valid Foxtel TV subscription, with the sports package included.
Failing that, you’ll need to head to a pub that’s showing the match live – however, given the coronavirus emergency going on at the moment, we’d advise you to take every precaution to avoid catching the disease.
If live streaming is more your go, your options are twofold.
Probably the easiest is to have a Kayo Sports subscription. Kayo is a streaming service that provides you with almost all of Foxtel’s sporting content, for as low as $25 a month.
Foxtel GO is the other streaming option, if you don’t have Kayo. If you’re already a Foxtel pay-TV customer, this service is included in your subscription. If not, subscribing is identical to having the TV service.
As always, we here at The Roar will have you covered for all the action throughout this series. We’ll keep you up to date with all the highlights and big moments from the series, plus ball-by-ball live score updates.