POSTED: Monday May 3rd 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SIRIUS XM RADIO TO BROADCAST THE ICC TWENTY20 CRICKET WORLD CUP LIVE NATIONWIDE
SIRIUS and XM subscribers will hear live matches through the World Cup Final on May 16
NEW YORK - May 3, 2010 - SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will broadcast the 2010 ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup, offering both SIRIUS and XM subscribers live coverage of men’s matches from the British Virgin Islands from the group games through to the World Cup Final on May 16.
Match broadcasts, provided by Cricket Radio, will air live on SIRIUS channel 91 and XM channel 245. Visit http://www.sirius.com/cricket or http://www.xmradio.com/sports245 for future match times and listings.
The ICC World Twenty20 Cricket World Cup, the annual world event for Twenty20 cricket, will take place in the British Virgin Islands at Providence Stadium in Guyana, Beaysejour Stadium in St. Lucia, and Kensington Oval in Barbados. Twelve national teams from around the globe will compete in four groups with the group stage matches running from April 30 - May 5. The eight teams that emerge from the group stage will compete in the “Super Eights” May 6 - 11. The top four teams from the Super Eights will compete in the semifinals May 13 and 14 and the 2010 T20 World Cup champion will be crowned after a one-match final on Sunday, May 16.
Reigning 2009 World Cup champion Pakistan returns to defend their title. They will be joined in the competition by Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies and Zimbabwe.
“We’re delighted to work with SIRIUS XM Radio to present the T20 World Cup to millions of U.S. listeners,” said Ajay Sethi, Chairman of the Channel 2 Group Corporation, which produces the Cricket Radio broadcasts.
SIRIUS XM offers an extensive lineup of European sports programming. In addition to the Cricket World Cup, listeners can also hear Formula One™ racing, world class soccer from the English Premier League and Champions League, and World Cup skiing events from around the globe. Visit http://www.sirius.com and http://www.xmradio.com for more information.
About SIRIUS XM Radio
SIRIUS XM Radio is America's satellite radio company delivering to subscribers commercial-free music channels, premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, and traffic and weather.
SIRIUS XM Radio has content relationships with an array of personalities and artists, including Howard Stern, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Rosie O’Donnell, Jamie Foxx, Barbara Walters, Opie & Anthony, Bubba the Love Sponge®, Bob Edwards, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, Jimmy Buffett, The Grateful Dead, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. SIRIUS XM Radio is the leader in sports programming as the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, Major League Baseball®, NASCAR®, NBA, NHL®, and PGA TOUR® and major college sports.
SIRIUS XM Radio has arrangements with every major automaker. SIRIUS XM Radio products are available at shop.sirius.com and shop.xmradio.com, and at retail locations nationwide, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Wal-Mart and independent retailers.
SIRIUS XM Radio also offers SIRIUS Backseat TV, the first ever live in-vehicle rear seat entertainment featuring Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network; XM NavTraffic® service for GPS navigation systems delivers real-time traffic information, including accidents and road construction, for more than 80 North American markets.
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Name: Andrew Fitzpatrick
Organization: SIRIUS XM Radio
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