INDIA: Jio Cinema, the renowned digital platform, has emerged victorious in acquiring the digital rights for India’s highly anticipated tour of the West Indies in 2023, as per reports. The announcement was made on Tuesday by Cricket West Indies (CWI), which also disclosed the comprehensive match schedule and venues for the multi-format series set to take place in July and August of this year.
The series will kick off with two Test matches, forming a crucial part of the ongoing ICC World Test Championship (WTC) cycle for 2023–2025. Of immense significance is the second Test match, as it will commemorate the momentous occasion of the 100th Test encounter between the West Indies and India. Scheduled to be played from July 20th to July 24th, this landmark match will unfold at the iconic Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad, evoking nostalgia and anticipation among cricket enthusiasts.
Adding to the excitement, the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad will witness its inaugural West Indies men’s One Day International (ODI) match on August 1st. This historic event marks the growth and development of cricketing infrastructure in the Caribbean, as the renowned venue plays host to this prestigious clash.
Johnny Grave, the esteemed CEO of CWI, expressed his sheer delight in confirming the much-awaited schedule and venues for India’s visit to the West Indies. He emphasized that the 100th Test at Queen’s Park Oval promises to be a grand celebration, showcasing the rich cricketing history and camaraderie shared between these two proud cricketing nations. Grave further expressed enthusiasm for hosting India in the white-ball fixtures, inviting fans from across the region and the United States to relish the thrilling contests. With an action-packed schedule spanning 18 days, this series promises to offer cricket lovers an unparalleled entertainment experience.
The digital rights secured by Jio Cinema for India’s tour of the West Indies further solidify its position as a leading player in the digital streaming industry. Cricket enthusiasts in India can now look forward to an immersive and convenient viewing experience, as they cheer on their favorite cricket stars from the comfort of their homes.
As the tour approaches, anticipation and excitement continue to build among fans, eager to witness enthralling cricketing battles and memorable moments between the West Indies and India. With Jio Cinema’s digital rights acquisition, cricket enthusiasts can rest assured that they won’t miss a single ball from this highly anticipated series.
As the countdown begins, all eyes are now set on the West Indies and India, as they prepare to enthrall the cricketing world with their skills, passion, and sportsmanship on the field of play.