Catch the match live on your laptops and computers if you can't watch it on TV
NEW DELHI, INDIA: After giving a stunning performance in the last match, Team India is all set to face West Indies today. Although the Caribbeans are looking really strong at the moment, India is the favorite to win the match today, feel cricket enthusiasts.
''India's batting just a little better than WI's, and WI's bowling just a little better than India's. Classic contest,'' says a tweet from Shekhar Khera. The India vs West Indies match is scheduled to begin at 3.00 pm IST.
Twitter is also now abuzz with the fact that India is facing West indies on English soil for the first time after the famous 1983 World Cup victory. ''The last time Ind and WI met on English soil was in the 1983 World Cup finals. After 30 yrs, #IndvsWI meet again for #ct13,'' says a tweet from Krish, who echoes the views of several others.
No matter who wins, this surely seems to be a cricket match one should not miss. So, if for some reason you are unable to watch the match on TV, you can watch it live online. Star Sports is providing an official live streaming of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 on its website. To watch India vs West Indies match live on Star Sports, click here.
Also, for those of you prefer getting live updates, ESPNCricinfo provides ball to ball updates, commentary scores. Click here for live updates from ESPNCricinfo. Here are a few other websites that provide live updates and scores of the India-Australia match: Cricbuzz, Cricketnirvana and so on. BCCI official website displays the live scorecard and commentary.
However, the official live streaming has not stopped viewers from turning to sites like Extracover.net, watchcriclive, webcric.com, crictime.com and hoards of other websites. We must warn you that these sites may not officially be commissioned by the ICC or BCCI. These sites also display a lot of ads.
We must also tell you that the Delhi High Court has barred telecom operators and mobile VAS providers from "exploiting Star India's exclusive cricket media rights by providing live updates of matches to their subscribers" for commercial gain.
Star India has the exclusive media rights to cricket matches organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) until 2018. The court asked telecom operators and mobile VAS providers to either disseminate score updates deferred by 15-minutes or pay a fair share of revenue generated through broadcast of live scores to Star India by procuring a licence.