DStv will provide live broadcast for all the Netball World Cup games including the Zimbabwe Netball Team games via SuperSport channel, MultiChoice Zimbabwe has announced.
Four teams from Africa will represent the continent at this month’s Netball World Cup in Liverpool, with South Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Uganda all determined to break the Australasian stranglehold on the trophy.
According to MultiChoice Zimbabwe publicity and public relations manager, Liz Dziva, SuperSport has geared itself to satisfy growing interest levels in their progress with comprehensive coverage of the tournament.
Dziva added that participation in the event by the Gems made watching the games a must for Zimbabwean sports fans and live coverage was set to facilitate as-the-action-happens.
“We are excited by the Gems’ involvement and I am sure all Zimbabweans will be keen to see how they get on in Liverpool, where the tournament starts next week,” she said.
Starting on July 12, all 60 matches will be broadcast on SuperSport, concluding with the final on July 21.
Zimbabwe play 18th-ranked Sri Lanka.
Six of the last seven finals have been contested by world No 1 Australia and New Zealand, with the exception being in 1995 when South Africa captured a silver medal. South Africa’s SPAR Proteas are currently ranked fifth, followed by Uganda (sixth), Malawi (ninth) and Zimbabwe in 13th according to the latest netball world ranking released yesterday.
“This will be the first time every match can be seen live through the World of Champions, and is recognition of the growing importance of netball in the sporting arena,” said Ms Dziva.