What time is the draw for the first round of the Carabao Cup and what TV channel is it on?

The new season is upon us and the draw for the first round of the Carabao Cup is set for today.

It comes on the heels of the launch of the EFL games on Thursday, with Cardiff City, Swansea City and Newport County all in the hat.

Premier League teams are absent from the first round, which is split into southern and northern sections. Watford and Burnley also received a bye for the second round. Clubs involved in European football will subsequently enter the competition in the third round.

READ MORE: The latest Cardiff City and Swansea City transfer news

Here’s everything you need to know.

When is the draw for the first round of the Carabao Cup?

The Carabao Cup first round draw takes place at 2:30pm BST on Thursday, June 23, 2022.

How can I watch the Carabao Cup first round draw?

The draw will be streamed live on Sky Sports News, while viewers can also stream everything on the Sky Go app.

Alternatively, you can also follow the giveaway as with our live blog.

When will the first round matches of the Carabao Cup be played?

Ties will be played in the week starting August 8, 2022.

What are the ball numbers for the Carabao Cup first round draw?

North Section

1 – Accrington Stanley

2 – Barnsley

3 – Wheelbarrow

4 – Rovers Blackburn

5 – Blackpool

6 – Bolton Wanderers

7 – City of Bradford

8 – Burton Albion

9 – Carlisle United

10 – Crewe Alexandra

11 – Derby County

12 – Rovers Doncaster

13 – Fleetwood City

14 – City of Grimsby

15 – City of Harrogate

16 – Hartlepool United

17 – City of Huddersfield

18 – Hull City

19 – City of Lincoln

20 – City of Mansfield

21 – Middlesbrough

22 – Morecambe

23 – Porto Vale

24 – Preston North End

25 – Rock

26 – Rotherham United

27 – City of Salford

28 – Sheffield United

29 – Wednesday Sheffield

30 – City of Shrewsbury

31 – Stockport County

32 – Stoke City

33 – Sunderland

34 – Rovers Tranmere

35 – West Brom

36 – Atletico Wigan

south section

1 – AFC Wimbledon

2 – City of Birmingham

3 – City of Bristol

4 – Bristol Rovers

5 – Cambridge United

6 – City of Cardiff

7 – Charlton Athletic

8 – City of Cheltenham

9 – Colchester United

10 – City of Coventry

11 – City of Crawley

12 – City of Exeter

13 – Rovers Forest Green

14 – Gillingham

15 – City of Ipswich

16 – East Leyton

17 – City of Luton

18 – Millwall

19 – Milton Keynes Dons

20 – Newport County

21 – City of Northampton

22 – City of Norwich

23 – Oxford United

24 – Peterborough United

25 – Plymouth Argyle

26 – Portsmouth

27 – Queens Park Rangers

28 – Reading

29 – Stevenage

30 – Sutton United

31 – City of Swansea

32 – City of Swindon

33 – Walsall

34 – Wycombe Wanderers

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