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How to Watch World Cup Cricket in UAE

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 kicked off on October 5 with the re-match of the 2019 final as New Zealand take on England in Ahmedabad. The world cup 2023 final event will conclude with the final match at the world’s largest stadium (Narendra Modi) on November 19.

A total of 48 matches will be played throughout the world cup by the 10 teams. In this way each team can fiercely compete with one another and reach the finals. This is the 13th edition of the men’s ODI world cup and the global broadcasting partner of ICC is the Disney Star.

The Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad is the world largest venue that will be the stage for the grand opening and the final shutdown of the ODI World Cup 2023.

There are 10 teams competing for the world cup 2023. They are England, India, Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand, South Africa, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands.

How to watch ODI World Cup 2023 in UAE?

In UAE, Etisalat and Starzplay have the official rights or license for the live coverage of all the matches of the ODI world cup 2023. By subscribing to Etisalat, you can access the online platforms. All the matches will be streamed live on Starzplay along with the broadcast coverage available on CricLife Max. Other online platforms are Switch TV, eLife TV, Disney+ Hotstar (VPN) and Starzplay app. There are also sports channels that broadcasts the men’s World Cup including BeIN Sports and OSN Sports.

CricLife ICC World Cup 2023 Live Streaming in UAE

In UAE, there are two reliable television channels including CricLife Max and CricLife Max 2 which shows all the 48 matches lively. This is a 24*7 cricket channel that features all the stages of cricket including pre-match predictions, live match commentary and post-match analysis. CricLife can be accessed through cable, satellite and other online platforms. Those who have Etisalat subscription can watch the live from CricLife.

How to watch Cricket World Cup online via Starzplay?

For the cricket lovers, here is the opportunity to watch the ODI World Cup 2023 live. In partnership with Etisalat, Starzplay offers the best platform where the viewers can experience high quality game with multilingual commentary. By subscribing to Etisalat, you can access the Starzplay.

For those who do not have an Etisalat subscription, it is possible to watch the World Cup on the Starzplay app. For that, follow the steps:

  • Download Starzplay app
  • Sign in to your account
  • Select Cricket from Live TV section

Here you can watch all the upcoming matches.

The subscribers of Starzplay can access a 50% discount on the annual cricket packet and watch the ODI world cup for just Dh16.6 for a month.  There are also monthly subscriptions that cost you about Dh 129.99.

Similarly other 2 available ODI world cup 2023 packages are AED 9.99 for the daily pass and AED 99.9 for the full tournament.

ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 Live Streaming on eLife TV

eLife TV offers a global streaming service that provide extensive sports channels. Here on each sports channel you can watch T20s, ODIs, Test matches and etc. They have several features such as to pause and rewind the live broadcasts. eLife TV service is accessible on smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and can be watched anywhere at our convenience. The list of sports channels available on eLife TV are BeIN Sports News, BeIN Sports, OSN Sports Cricket HD, and Ten Cricket HD.

Sports channels broadcasting the World Cup in UAE

There are mainly two sports channels that show the live streaming of ODI world cup 2023 in UAE. They are:

BeIN Sports: As one of the leading sports channels in UAE, BeIN provides a full coverage of the matches along with live match highlight, pre-game shows and post-game wrap-ups. You can access the channel through cable, satellite or IPTV. They are available in multiple languages.

OSN Sports: This is another sports channel with sub-channels like OSN Cric and OSN Cricket that focuses of specialized games. They provide a range subscription packages including monthly and yearly.

How to watch ODI world cup through Switch TV?

Switch TV is owned by Etisalat offers a hybrid streaming service where the viewers can watch the live matches and catch up the missed matches later at any time. They offer several sports’ packages so that the viewers can select their preference and experience the best. Switch TV can be accessed either through Etisalat or Switch TV app. To avail Switch TV,

  • Download Switch TV App
  • Create your account
  • Log in to Switch TV

Then you can enjoy the shows freely and through flexible payments.

How to watch ICC Cricket World Cup in UAE for Free?

There several apps and websites available in UAE where you can watch the world cup 2023 for free. They are ICC TV, Squid TV, Yupp TV, WebCric, and CricHD.

Watching ODI World Cup 2023 using VPN

In UAE, it is possible to watch the ICC men’s world cup 2023 using a VPN. Through this method, people can access several websites like Willow TV, Hotstar, Sky Sports and many other which may not be available in the UAE. To watch the Cricket World Cup, follow the steps:

  • Find the VPN providers that offer servers in nations with streaming access
  • Choose the right VPN provider and a subscription plan
  • Sign up for the VPN provider and download the app
  • Launch the VPN app
  • Login to your account and connect to a server located in country where streaming is available
  • Confirm that your IP address has changed
  • Open the official website or app of the streaming service
  • Login to your account

Now you can enjoy the live streaming of World Cup 2023

The ever engaging ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 started on October 5th in India is now creating great stir among the fans. The cricket lovers across the world can watch the live streaming of the matches through several online platforms.

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in UAE and has the most viewership because of the large expat communities. Through televisions and other online media platforms, now you can access the ODI World Cup 2023.

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