You don’t need to subscribe to expensive sport packages to watch ICC World Cup matches on TV. The upcoming matches in the World Cup will be telecast free on public broadcaster channel Doordarshan, following an order from the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The apex court stayed an earlier order from the Delhi High Court that had restrained Doordarshan from sharing the feed free with cable operators.
The court’s order came after a plea by the BCCI and Star, who claimed that cable TV operators were getting live feeds through Doordarshan channels free of cost, resulting in loss of revenue for them. The order was passed on the plea of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, ESPN and STAR who had contended that cable TV operators were getting live feeds through DD channels free of cost, resulting in loss of revenue for them.
The World Cup begins on February 14, with India’s first match against Pakistan on February 15 in Adelaide.