Sky to air Polocrosse World Cup 2011
Friday, May 20th 2011
by Nigel Adie -
Sky Sports will broadcast matches from the forthcoming 2011 Polocrosse World Cup in September.
Sky has agreed a deal to broadcast the final stages of the forthcoming 2011 Polocrosse World Cup, which will be held in Warwickshire in July.
The deal will see the digital TV package provider broadcasting coverage produced by Playback Sports, while matches are set to premiere via the service in September.
Polocrosse is a horseback sport that combines elements of polo and lacrosse, with this year's Polocrosse World Cup the first to be held in England since the event was inaugurated in 2004.
It will see the eight top polocrosse nations in the world - the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe - competing for supremacy.
Matches will appear on the Sky Sports channels, while further coverage from the tournament will be shown on the dedicated equestrian TV channel Horse & Country TV, which is also available via Sky.
UK Polocrosse Association chief executive officer Iain Heaton said: "It is the biggest and best competition of them all ... so the polocrosse will be absolutely top class and having TV cameras there will just add to the occasion."