ICC announces sign language commentary for cricket live streaming

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By Kunal Dhyani – June 15, 2019 Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri brace ensure 3-1 win; Switzerland’s fate hangs on other Group results Cricket WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown UniversityTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerThe sign language commentary will be provided by former captain of the England national deaf cricket team Umesh Valjee, MBE, the longest-serving deaf cricketer in England with the honour of wearing the No. 1 shirt for his country. Umesh stated, “I am very excited and looking forward to be a part of this special occasion. Cricket has given me so much, and I hope I can inspire the next generation by giving them some access to some high level cricket from Guernsey at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Final 2019”.Also Read: ICC World Cup 2019 LIVE: When and Where to Watch live streaming and Full…New Zealand at ICC World Cup 2019: Squad, full schedule, tickets, timing- all you…ICC World Cup 2019: Williamson calls on New Zealand to be adaptable at World…ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli’s profileThe commentary will be delivered in British Sign Language, though Umesh explained “knowing these games will be live-streamed across the world, I will try to make my signing more international and the global language of cricket will help”.Umesh will be joined by Sula Gleeson, BSL/English Interpreter who stated “it is amazing that this opportunity has been arranged so that the international Deaf community can have access to mainstream high level cricket in their own language for the first time”.Ian Martin, Head of Disability Cricket at the ECB was delighted with the news, “In many ways hearing impairment is a hidden disability and is often overlooked and the needs of the hearing impaired community are never given the same priority as the needs of other disabled groups. Therefore the broadcasting of commentary with the addition of sign language is a huge step forward towards making the game more accessible to a broader audience”.The ICC are proud to be streaming all 15 games, with a focus on 18 June and the two games with live sign language commentary. Ed Shuttleworth, ICC Development Manager Europe explained “The ICC are utterly committed to ensuring cricket is a sport for all and across Europe we champion a culture of inclusion”.Also Read: ICC World Cup 2019: Taking wickets upfront is key to beating India, says New…World Cup 2019: Uber anthem to be played during matchesICC World Cup: Select Dugout is back on Star Sports Select 1ICC World Cup LIVE: Catch India’s matches in Inox multiplexes Cricket In a first for live cricket broadcast, International Cricket Council is all set to experiment with the “sign language” commentary from the venue of the match. In its commitment to ensure cricket is accessible to all sectors of society, the ICC will be live stream two T20I games of the Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Finals on June 16 with integrated sign language.The ICC is committed to ensuring the sport is accessible to all sectors of society. The 18 June will mark an important day to celebrate and champion inclusion across Europe. The day will include two games being streamed live with dedicated sign language commentary coming direct from the action, rather than a translation of the audio commentary, ICC has stated in a Press release. 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