Thu 30 Jul 2015, 08:27
Don't miss 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney on SuperSport
August sees the start of not only the new football season, but the introduction of new and exciting sporting content to keep in line with DStv’s promise of offering subscribers more than just entertainment programming but unforgettable television experiences.
As one of the international broadcast partners of the Netball World Cup Sydney 2015, SuperSport will air the Netball World Cup live on SuperSport Select 2 on DStv channel 234 from 7 to 16 August, kicking off with the spectacular opening ceremony starting at 11:00 CAT.
"We are excited to be bringing this world event to our DStv subscribers. It continues to show our commitment to developing the sport and our support for the 'Queens'”.
This prestigiously world-renowned tournament, which is dubbed as the pinnacle event of international netball, will bring together the world’s Top 16 teams who will battle it out to be crowned the international netball champions.
Out of the 16 teams who qualified, Africa is represented across four nations namely South Africa (World No. 6), Uganda (World No. 14), Malawi (World No. 5), and Zambia (World No. 18).
Flying the Malawian flag high will be the Malawi “Queens” who are ranked Africa’s number one netball team and are positioned fifth in the world according to the INF world rankings. As they continue to rise up the world rankings, the “Queens” are going for victory having been billed as African favourites to take home the converted trophy. They will be competing against countries like Australia (World No. 1), New Zealand (World No. 2) and England (World No. 3).
The Netball World Cup is taking place in Sydney, Australia and will be Malawi’s fifth Netball World Cup appearance and the second for Zambia and Uganda.
The Malawi “Queens” take on South Africa’s “Spar Proteas” 04:40 CAT on Friday 7 August, followed by England vs Scotland at 06:40 CAT and New Zealand vs Barbados at 08:40 CAT.
Uganda known as the "She-Cranes" will take on Zambia’s “Shepolopolo” on at 19:00 CAT. Saturday highlights include a game between Barbados and Australia at 07:15 CAT and Sri Lanka vs Malawi at 11:15 CAT.