ICC World Twenty20 to be broadcast live on OSN
Rebecca Hawkes | 12-03-2014

Cricketing legends VVS Laxman, Waqar Younis, Adam Gilchrist and Michael Vaughan are joining Middle East pay-TV operator OSN's panel to cover the forthcoming ICC WorldTwenty20.

The tournament, which is being held in Bangladesh from 16 March to 6 April 2014, will be broadcast by OSN live and in high definition (HD) exclusively across the Arab world.

"The ICC World Twenty20 is one of the biggest tournaments in world sport and cricket fans in the region can look forward to three weeks of excitement and entertainment," said Andy Warkman, OSN's VP Sport & Production.

"The OSN Cricket studio team of Laxman, Younis, Gilchrist and Vaughan is pure box office and will be giving their views on the tournament from the OSN Studios in Dubai."

The former players represented their national teams of India, Pakistan, Australia and England respectively. They will join anchor Jim Rosenthal to provide insight during OSN's live match coverage.

Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and, for the first time, the UAE, are participating in this year's ICC World Twenty20.

The opening match on 16 March pits Bangladesh against Afghanistan while India and Pakistan will meet in the first match of the Super 10 stage on 21 March. The semi-finals will be played on 3 and 4 April and the final will be staged on 6 April.