The Cricket’s on, and given our sterling performance this year, everyone will want to stay up and watch the games rebroadcast later to suit the programming schedule for Channel 9. Oh, wait – it’s not 2002. We’re crap again…

So maybe if you want to watch the game live, there are pay-tv services that may be able to assist you. If not, then you can be assured every game the Australians play will be accessible at some time of night on Ch9. Unless we don’t make the finals. Then bloody good luck to you. From the press release:

The Wide World of Sports coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup starts at 11.30pm tonight on Channel Nine when tournament favourites Australia open their campaign against Zimbabwe in India.

Australia, who have won the World Cup four times, will play Zimbabwe at the Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad.

The 10th ICC Cricket World Cup has brought the top 14 cricket nations together in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Each nation will play six group matches, with the top four sides from each group moving on to the quarter-finals, the first knockout stage of the tournament, beginning March 23. The semi-finals will be played on March 29 and 30 and the final will be held on Saturday, April 2, at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India.

Join Tim Gilbert, Andrew Voss, Mark Taylor and Ian Healy as Wide World of Sports presents the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Catch all Australia’s matches, the semi-finals and final on Nine.

Get all your cricket results, match reports, latest news, photo galleries, video content plus a blog from Nine’s Michael Slater on the Wide World of Sports 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup website

Monday, February 21
– Australia v Zimbabwe, Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium, Ahmedabad, India 11.30pm

Friday, February 25
– Australia v New Zealand, Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, India 11.30pm

Saturday, March 5
– Sri Lanka v Australia, R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka 11.45pm

Sunday, March 13
– Australia v Kenya, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, Sri Lanka 11.30pm

Saturday, March 19
– Australia v Pakistan, R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka 11.30pm

March 23/24/25/26 – TBC
– Quarter final 11.30pm

Saturday, March 29
– First semi-final, R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka 11.30pm

Sunday, March 30
– Second semi-final, Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, India 11.30pm

Saturday, April 2
– Final, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India 11.30pm

NB: Broadcast times are subject to change. Please check local TV guides.