Cricket Takes Center Stage in the Bay Area as Willow by Cricbuzz and NBC Sports Bay Area & NBC Sports California Partner To Present Major League Cricket

July 10, 2024 BG&A Staff
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NBC Sports Bay Area & NBC Sports California to Televise Five Live San Francisco Unicorns MLC Matches to Fans Starting July 10


Willow by Cricbuzz, offering more live, streaming and on-demand cricket than any other sports service, today announced a partnership with NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, to present five live San Francisco Unicorns Major League Cricket (MLC) matches this season.


Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, July 10, fans in Northern California can enjoy live coverage of high-octane MLC matches featuring the San Francisco Unicorns on NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California. The networks, which already televise over 600 live events annually, will enhance their diverse sports programming by including these high-energy cricket matches, catering to the growing appetite for cricket in the region.


“NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California are perfect platforms to showcase the San Francisco Unicorns’ Major League Cricket matches,” said Todd Myers, COO of Willow by Cricbuzz. “The unforgettable run by USA Cricket in the T20 World Cup ignited a nationwide cricket fandom, and we’re ready to keep that flame burning. Fans can now watch their World Cup heroes play for their hometown team. This partnership will bring these electrifying matches directly to fans, attracting new audiences and further integrating cricket into the Northern Californian sports scene.”


“We are the home for Northern California sports and the Unicorns, along with their Major League Cricket opponents, deliver unique and exciting content for our viewers and partners,” said Ben Rodrigues, Senior Director of Multiplatform Programming for NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California. “We’re pleased to partner with the Unicorns to build on our already robust portfolio of live sports content and further our position as the top source of live sports in the Bay Area and beyond.”


Willow by Cricbuzz will distribute all MLC matches this season on TV and its dedicated streaming app. To learn more, please visit


2024 San Francisco Unicorns on NBC Sports Bay Area & NBC Sports California:

  • Wednesday, July 10: Unicorns vs. Texas Super Kings at 12 PM PT – NBC Sports Bay Area
  • Saturday, July 13: Los Angeles vs. Unicorns at 12 PM PT – NBC Sports Bay Area
  • Monday, July 15: Orcas vs. Unicorns at 12 PM PT – NBC Sports Bay Area
  • Thursday, July 18: MI New York vs. Unicorns at 5:30 PM PT – NBC Sports Bay Area
  • Saturday, July 20: Unicorns vs. Orcas at 5:30 PM PT – NBC Sports California
  • Monday, July 22: Unicorns vs. Washington Freedom at 5:30 PM PT – NBC Sports Bay Area Plus


About Willow by Cricbuzz

Willow by Cricbuzz is the premier destination for cricket in the United States and Canada, boasting the most comprehensive live, streaming, and on-demand cricket coverage available. Guided by its mission to make cricket globally accessible, Willow by Cricbuzz combines cricket’s rich heritage with innovative broadcasting to offer an unmatched viewing experience.


Dedicated to excellence and innovation, Willow by Cricbuzz provides cricket enthusiasts with HD-quality live streaming, interactive scorecards, and extensive coverage from nearly every major cricket board and tournament worldwide.


Willow by Cricbuzz’s TV network is also available through top providers such as DISH, Sling, Fios, Spectrum, Xfinity, Optimum, DIRECTV, DIRECTV Stream, and FuboTV, and also offers a dedicated streaming app available on all major CTV devices, including Apple TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, Android TV, Chromecast, Google TV, and more, ensuring fans never miss a moment of the action.


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About Cricbuzz

Cricbuzz is the global leader in cricket content, accessible across the web, iOS, and Android platforms on mobile and connected TV. Offering 360-degree comprehensive cricket coverage, Cricbuzz delivers ball-by-ball text commentary, compelling video analysis by the best cricket experts worldwide, timely news, match reports, editorials, statistics, rankings, and live match streaming in several regions. With over 125 million monthly active users globally and more than 495 million downloads as of January 2024, Cricbuzz is the largest single sport app in the world.


About NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon, and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors and NBA G-League’s Santa Cruz Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis, and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks and NWSL’s Bay FC. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  The NBC Sports app provides live steams of the games and pre-and postgame shows, digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights, and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook:

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