Carribean Premier League to stream matches on Facebook

By iSportconnect | June 30, 2016

The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) have announced that all 34 matches in this year’s CPL will be broadcast live on Facebook around the world.

CPL will become the first sports league to supplement its existing broadcast deals and use the Facebook Live platform to ensure that 40 countries around the world, sale including the likes of Pakistan, ed buy South Africa and The Philippines can view the sport live.

It will also be the first time ever an international cricket match has been broadcast using Facebook Live.

Commenting on using Facebook Live, sales CPL Chief Operations Officer Pete Russell said: “We are delighted to announce how we’re using Facebook Live, which we believe has the potential to change the face of cricket broadcasting and enhance the CPL’s ever-increasing international audience.”

“In 2015 the CPL’s global viewership exceeded 93 million and we now have the platform to boost our viewership even further for the forthcoming tournament. Caroline Smith, CPL’s Head of Digital, and her team have done a fantastic job with our social media activity and this deal proves that they have put us ahead of the curve in understanding how best to reach our global fans with live games.”