Live Broadband Coverage of Stanford Twenty20 Cricket Tournament on ESPN360.com
ESPN360.com will provide U.S. fans with complete live coverage of all 19 matches from the second annual tournament, held in Antigua. Each match will also be available for on-demand replay for a period after its completion.
?We’re very excited about bringing this high-quality Twenty20 cricket to ESPN360.com. Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world, the West Indies are an International powerhouse,” said John Lasker, director of programming and acquisitions for ESPN digital media. “As the US sports fan base becomes more global in composition and interests, ESPN360.com is well positioned to bring an exciting, truly worldwide, lineup of events including everything from the NBA to cricket to NASCAR to soccer to rugby and many other sports.”
The Stanford Twenty20 Tournament is a single-elimination knockout cricket competition featuring teams from multiple Caribbean territories, with the winning team taking home a purse of $1 million and the runner up taking home $500,000.
Created by Antiguan financier Sir Allen Stanford, the inaugural Tournament took place in July/August 2006 with Guyana emerging as the 2006 Stanford Twenty20 Champions.
Twenty teams will compete in the 2008 Tournament, held in Antigua.
2008 Stanford Twenty20 Cricket Tournament Schedule ? All Matches Start at 7 p.m. ET
Jan. 26 Cayman Islands vs. St. Lucia
Jan. 27 Dominica vs. British Virgin Islands
Jan. 29 Turks & Caicos vs. Montserrat
Jan. 30 St. Kitts vs. US Virgin Islands
Feb. 1 St. Vincent vs. Winner Match 1
Feb. 2 Trinidad & Tobago vs. Winner Match 2
Feb. 3 Grenada vs. Anguilla
Feb. 5 Barbados vs. Winner Match 3
Feb. 6 Jamaica vs. Bahamas
Feb. 8 Nevis vs. Winner Match 4
Feb. 9 Antigua vs. Winner Match 5
Feb. 10 Guyana vs. Bermuda
Feb. 13 Winner Match 6 vs. Winner Match 7
Feb. 15 Winner Match 8 vs. Winner Match 9
Feb. 16 Winner Match 10 vs. Winner Match 11
Feb. 17 Winner Match 12 vs. Winner Match 13
Feb. 22 Semifinal 1
Feb. 23 Semifinal 2
Feb. 24 2008 Stanford Twenty20 Championship
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