Live streaming, IMC Over-40s World Cup 2024 begins on February 19: Where to watch in India – full schedule

The stage is set for the inaugural IMC Over-40s World Cup 2024, slated to commence on February 19 and culminate on March 1, in the picturesque city of Cape Town, South Africa. Organized by the International Masters Cricket (IMC), this prestigious tournament will witness the gathering of seasoned cricketers from around the globe, vying for glory in a 45 overs a side competition.

Participating Teams and Group Division:

A total of 12 formidable teams have been assembled for this historic event, divided into two competitive groups of six teams each. Group A boasts cricketing powerhouses like Australia, Canada, England, Namibia, USA, and Zimbabwe, while Group B features the likes of India, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, UAE, and Wales.

Tournament Format:

The tournament will kick off with a thrilling single round-robin format, wherein each team will face off against the others in their group once. Following the group stage battles, the top two teams from both groups will advance to the semi-finals, with the ultimate showdown set to take place on March 1 in the grand final.

IMC Over-40s World Cup 2024 teams and squads

Australia Over-40s: Justin Poole (captain), Cos Beadle, Grant Milbanke, Greg Hunt, Jamie Panelli, Steven Baker, Jeff Hemming, Luke Jackson, Peter Atkinson, Richie Wyld, Andrew Downton (wicketkeeper), Danny Batra (wicketkeeper), Ryan Armstrong, Ryan Snape, Scott Jarvis, Tim Macdonald, Tony Wilson

Canada Over-40s: Devishetty Vinay (captain), Amir Kolia, Kamaljeet Parmar, Rajbir Dhillon, Ryan Pittiman, Tarun Khanna, Amit Anand, Godwin Alfred, Kiran Bodhasrungi, Sajit Gill, Harmendeep Dosanjh (wicketkeeper), Everton Spence, Kanwardeep Sukhija, Manpreet Khaira, Rajesh Veetil, Shailesh Patel, Yunus Anwar

England Over-40s: Chris Swallow (captain), Christopher Hewison, Darren Stevens, Garry Park, Nick Compton, Ben France, Ben Frazer, Mohammad Akhtar, Simon Birtwisle, Damian Westwood (wicketkeeper), Sean Park (wicketkeeper), George Brooksbank, Jonny Wightman, Justin Bishop, Shaun Rashid, Steven Naylor

India Over-40s: Iqbal Khan (captain), Arshad Ahmed, Fakir Dungaria, Jeetinder Diwan, Sanjay Khamkar, Wasim Jaffer, Abhay Saraiya, Prakash Patel, Taraknath Roy, Viral Amin, Vijay Singh (wicketkeeper), Jigar Mehta, Mayank Khandwala, Ojas Mehta, Pradeep Kshirsagar, Pravin Tambe, Sachin Despande, Shadab Jakati, Yogesh Dicholkar

Namibia Over-40s: Nicolaas Buys (captain), Asad Abbas, Duane Viljoen, Pieter Meuwesen, Wimpie Martins, Conrad Jacobs, Jaco Duvenhage, Johannes Nel, Rowan Erasmus, Francois Fuscher (wicketkeeper), Christo Greeff, Gerrie Snyman, Norbert Manyande, Riaan De Witt, Rudi Scholtz, Saleem Muhammad

New Zealand Over-40s: Peter Connell (captain), Greg Johnson, James Marshall, Leighton Parsons, Nick Horsley, Scott Marra, Ben Rapson, Jerem Wylie, Juan Le Maitre, Beau Dench (wicketkeeper), Hardeep Singh (wicketkeeper), Adam Hastilow, Farhan Mirza, Nick Smith, Paddy Sullivan, Simon Murphy

South Africa Over-40s: Warren Dugmore (captain), Abdul-Aziz Temoor, Brandon Buckley, Johan Fourie, Nathan Jones, Pieter Booysen, Charl Groenewald, Derrin Bassage, Jaco Castle, Ridiwaan Williams, Kyle Smit (wicketkeeper), Daniel Styer, Lundi Mbane, Wayne Hendricks, Werner Moolman, Yasser Ditta

Sri Lanka Over-40s: Amal Wanigasekara (captain), Amila Madurangana, Dasees Ishanthamaal, Dineth Nanayakkara, Gayan Rathambalage, Kasun Bulathsinhala, Hansa Wijayasundara, Mervan Fernando, Rajiv Nirmalasingham, Suneth Sampath, Marlon Fernando (wicketkeeper), Nissanka Herath (wicketkeeper), Jonathan Weerasuriya, Randall Ebert, Ruwan Premathilaka, Sudath Jayaweera

UAE Over-40s: Rafiullah Syed (captain/wicketkeeper), Basit Feyzee, Rehan Khan, Tariq Abbas, Zar Khan, Biju Pillai, Earl Kivedo, Harikrishnan Sasidharan, Narayanan Krishnan, Sudheesh Sobhana, Syed Imran Kazmi, Jason Cook (wicketkeeper), Roshan Ali Khan (wicketkeeper), Vijay Mehra (wicketkeeper), Pieter Beyer, Ranjith Nair

USA Over-40s: Adnan Malik (captain), Muhammad Farrukh, Amit Sood, Ashwin Boini, Jignesh Desai, Nauman Mustafa, Paresh Deshmukh, Ajay Sharma, Gurpreet Raina, Madhivanan Durai, Muhammad Mobeen (wicketkeeper), Saurabh Verma (wicketkeeper), Krishna Kumar Y S, Nikhil Sikka, Saqib Hameed, Vinod Shankar, Zeshan Muhammad

Wales Over-40s: Gareth Edwards (captain), Adam Hitchcott, Dylan Mcphee, Gary Holley, Greg Fisher, Paul Hitchcott, Ioan Roberts, James Breese, Matt Smart, Michael Martin, Neil Harrison, Nick Morgan, Tim Hemp (wicketkeeper), Owain Hopkins, Simon Holliday, Sion Morris

Zimbabwe Over-40s: Douglas Marillier (captain/wicketkeeper), Kingsley Went, Marc Nicolle, Raymond Buchanan, Steven Trenchard, Arch Harley, Bertus Erasmus, Gavin Rennie, Sean Bell, Trevor Gripper, Neil Ferreira (wicketkeeper), Austin Corken, Mark Ferrao, Piet Rinke, Robertson Chinyengetere, Simon Seager

Playoffs and Final Positions:

While the victorious semi-finalists gear up for the ultimate clash, the remaining teams will engage in intense playoff matches to determine their final standings in the tournament. Every match promises to be a battle of skill, experience, and unwavering determination.

Venues: A total of 15 prestigious venues in Cape Town have been chosen to host the exhilarating encounters of the IMC Over-40s World Cup 2024. From iconic stadiums to picturesque grounds, each venue adds its own charm to the cricketing extravaganza.

Where to Watch:

Cricket enthusiasts in India can catch all the action live on the FanCode app and website, ensuring they don’t miss a moment of the thrilling matches and captivating moments that the IMC Over-40s World Cup 2024 has in store.

IMC Over-40s World Cup 2024 schedule and live match start times

All timings are in India Standard Time (IST)

Day and DateMatchVenueTime (IST)
Monday, February 19USA Over-40s vs Australia Over-40sClaremont Cricket Club – Burt Oval1:45 PM
Monday, February 19England Over-40s vs Zimbabwe Over-40sWestern Province Cricket Club – Wally Wilson Oval1:45 PM
Monday, February 19Canada Over-40s vs Namibia Over-40sCape Town Cricket Club1:45 PM
Monday, February 19Sri Lanka Over-40s vs UAE Over-40sDurbanville Cricket Club1:45 PM
Monday, February 19South Africa Over-40s vs Wales Over-40sGreen Point Cricket Club1:45 PM
Monday, February 19New Zealand Over-40s vs India Over-40sClaremont Cricket Club – Ardene Oval1:45 PM
Tuesday, February 20Zimbabwe Over-40s vs Canada Over-40sSACS1:45 PM
Tuesday, February 20England Over-40s vs USA Over-40sReddam House Constantia1:45 PM
Tuesday, February 20Namibia Over-40s vs Australia Over-40sWesterford High School Ground1:45 PM
Tuesday, February 20UAE Over-40s vs India Over-40Milnerton High School1:45 PM
Tuesday, February 20Sri Lanka Over-40s vs South Africa Over-40sBergvliet High School Ground1:45 PM
Tuesday, February 20Wales Over-40s vs New Zealand Over-40sWynberg Boys’ High School1:45 PM
Thursday, February 22USA Over-40s vs Zimbabwe Over-40sBergvliet High School Ground1:45 PM
Thursday, February 22Canada Over-40s vs Australia Over-40sWynberg Boys’ High School1:45 PM
Thursday, February 22England Over-40s vs Namibia Over-40sMilnerton High School1:45 PM
Thursday, February 22UAE Over-40s vs South Africa Over-40sBishops Diocesan College1:45 PM
Thursday, February 22India Over-40s vs Wales Over-40sReddam House Constantia1:45 PM
Thursday, February 22Sri Lanka Over-40s vs New Zealand Over-40sWesterford High School Ground1:45 PM
Friday, February 23Zimbabwe Over-40s vs Namibia Over-40sClaremont Cricket Club – Ardene Oval1:45 PM
Friday, February 23Australia Over-40s vs England Over-40sRondebosch Boys’ High School1:45 PM
Friday, February 23USA Over-40s vs Canada Over-40sWestern Province Cricket Club – Wally Wilson Oval1:45 PM
Friday, February 23Wales Over-40s vs UAE Over-40sGroot Drakenstein Cricket Club Ground1:45 PM
Friday, February 23South Africa Over-40s vs New Zealand Over-40sClaremont Cricket Club – Burt Oval1:45 PM
Friday, February 23India Over-40s vs Sri Lanka Over-40sWynberg Boys’ High School1:45 PM
Sunday, February 25Zimbabwe Over-40s vs Australia Over-40sGroot Drakenstein Cricket Club Ground1:45 PM
Sunday, February 25USA Over-40s vs Namibia Over-40sRondebosch Boys’ High School1:45 PM
Sunday, February 25Canada Over-40s vs England Over-40sGreen Point Cricket Club1:45 PM
Sunday, February 25New Zealand Over-40s vs UAE Over-40sWestern Province Cricket Club – Wally Wilson Oval1:45 PM
Sunday, February 25Sri Lanka Over-40s vs Wales Over-40sCape Town Cricket Club1:45 PM
Sunday, February 25South Africa Over-40s vs India Over-40sDurbanville Cricket Club1:45 PM
Tuesday, February 27Semi-final 1Green Point Cricket Club1:45 PM
Tuesday, February 27Semi-final 2Rondebosch Boys’ High School1:45 PM
Tuesday, February 27Eliminator 1Claremont Cricket Club – Burt Oval1:45 PM
Tuesday, February 27Eliminator 2Cape Town Cricket Club1:45 PM
Tuesday, February 27Eliminator 3Claremont Cricket Club – Ardene Oval1:45 PM
Tuesday, February 27Eliminator 4Durbanville Cricket Club1:45 PM
Thursday, February 293/4 Place PlayoffClaremont Cricket Club – Burt Oval1:45 PM
Thursday, February 295/6 Place PlayoffClaremont Cricket Club – Ardene Oval1:45 PM
Thursday, February 297/8 Place PlayoffRondebosch Boys’ High School1:45 PM
Thursday, February 299/10 Place PlayoffCape Town Cricket Club1:45 PM
Thursday, February 2911/12 Place PlayoffGreen Point Cricket Club1:45 PM
Friday, March 1IMC Over-40s World Cup 2024 finalWestern Province Cricket Club – Wally Wilson Oval1:45 PM

As the cricketing fraternity eagerly anticipates the commencement of this landmark event, the IMC Over-40s World Cup 2024 promises to be a celebration of timeless talent, camaraderie, and the enduring spirit of the sport. With seasoned veterans showcasing their skills on the global stage, fans can expect a display of vintage cricketing prowess that will leave a lasting legacy in the annals of cricket history.

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