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Fox Sports launches dedicated channel for ICC Champions Trophy

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Australian Captain Steve Smith
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The world’s best ODI cricket nations descend on England and Wales from June 1 to contest the ICC Champions Trophy, and Fox Sports will be the only place to watch the action unfold.

Fox Sports will deliver all 15 games LIVE and in HIGH DEFINITION, all on a dedicated 24/7 pop up channel.

Fox Sports More (Channel 507) will become the home of the series from Wednesday 31 May, with the LIVE action launching in prime-time the following day at 7.00pm.

In addition to every ball of the series LIVE and EXCLUSIVE, the pop up channel will feature highlights of past tournaments and a number of entertainment programs to keep fans entertained and informed across the week.

Fox Sports’ countdown to the main event begins at 7.00pm on May 31, with History of the ICC Champions Trophy; a look back at the highs and lows of past tournaments. The countdown continues at 9.00pm, with a 60-minute tournament preview, Who Are Your Champions.

Fox Sports’ popular third season of Cricket Legends will also feature on the channel, which profiles some of the biggest names to have played the game in a series of in-depth, insightful, one-on-one interviews.

Robert ‘Crash’ Craddock sits down with a collection of legends including Sir Gary Sobers, Kepler Wessels, Ian Healy and Henry Olonga.

Attention turns to the pitch from 7.00pm on June 1, with the opening match between England and Bangladesh, before Australia open their campaign (7.00pm) against New Zealand the following day.

Steve Smith’s men face two more pool round clashes against Bangladesh on June 5 and England on June 10.

The top four teams will progress to the Semi Finals on June 14 and 15, before the Final is played in prime-time on Sunday 18 June, with the first ball at 7.00pm.

Former Australian fast-medium bowler Brendon Julian will host Fox Sports’ coverage of Australia’s games, alongside a collection of experts including former Australian captain Allan Border, legendary batsman Mark Waugh and former wicket-keeper Brad Haddin. The panel will guide viewers through Australia’s matches with LIVE updates from former Australian captain Ricky Ponting, who will be on the ground in the UK.

Fox Sports viewers will also have access to bonus cricket content available via and the Fox Sports App, including an interactive match centre, match highlights, live blogs and a detailed scorecard.

Fox Sports’ website will also feature a dedicated ICC Champions Trophy landing page with the latest and breaking news, pools, teams, players to watch , fixtures and results, player leader boards including the tournament’s big six hitters, plus leading wicket takers.

Fox Sports is exclusively available on Foxtel.

Fox Sports’ BROADCAST SCHEDULE (Channel 507)

Wed 31 May: Dedicated channel switches on at 7.00pm
Thu 1 Jun: England v Bangladesh at 7.00pm
Fri 2 Jun: Australia v New Zealand at 7.00pm
Sat 3 Jun: Sri Lanka v South Africa at 7.00pm
Sun 4 Jun: India v Pakistan at 7.00pm
Mon 5 Jun: Australia v Bangladesh at 10.00pm
Tue 6 Jun: England v New Zealand at 7.00pm
Wed 7 Jun: Pakistan v South Africa at 10.00pm
Thu 8 Jun: India v Sri Lanka at 7.00pm
Fri 9 Jun: New Zealand v Bangladesh at 7.00pm
Sat 10 Jun: England v Australia at 7.00pm
Sun 11 Jun: India v South Africa at 7.00pm
Mon 12 Jun: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at 7.00pm
Wed 14 Jun: Semi Final 1 at 7.00pm
Thu 15 Jun: Semi Final 2 at 7.00pm
Sun 18 Jun: Final at 7.00pm
*Times listed as AEST