Women's World Cup
Foxtel to telecast World Cup final live
April 8, 2005
Cricket fans in Australia will get a chance to watch the Women's World Cup final in South Africa after television network Foxtel today secured the rights to show the game live from SuperSport Park in Pretoria. Australia will take on India on Sunday, April 10 in a repeat of the men's final in 2003 and Foxtel's coverage of the match will commence at 1800 (AEST) on its Main Event Channel.
"This is an outstanding result for Australian cricket fans," said James Sutherland, Cricket Australia's CEO. "And we are absolutely delighted with the support and enthusiasm shown by Foxtel and the Chief Executive of Fox Sports, David Malone, to bring the telecast of this game into Australia.
"Normally, the Main Event Channel is a pay-per-view channel," Sutherland added, "but once again Foxtel have put their support behind our women's team and advised that the match on Sunday will be telecast free of charge to Foxtel, Austar and Optus subscribers."
Australia had finished as runners-up in the last edition of the Women's World Cup in 2000 after suffering a heart-braking loss to New Zealand in the final. This time they start favourites after a comprehensive five-wicket win over England in the semis.