Star Sports 2, Star Cricket gear up for ICC Champions Trophy 2013

30 May,2013

By A Correspondent


Sports channels Star Sports 2 and Star Cricket have announced a slew of production and programming initiatives for the upcoming live coverage of all the matches of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. Star Sports 2 will broadcast the event in Hindi while Star Cricket and Star Cricket HD will showcase the tournament with English commentary. Live coverage will start today (May 30), and will continue the action till the grand finale on June 23.


Said Vijay Rajput, Chief Operating Officer, ESPN Software India Pvt Ltd, “The ICC Champions Trophy is a true test of cricketing excellence with the top eight ODI teams going head to head to be crowned – Champions. There is no room for error as a defeat can cost a team dearly. We will leave no stone unturned to make this tournament an unprecedented viewing experience and are working with the ICC to deliver a world-class telecast for viewers worldwide. With a range of special programming, on-air enhancements, brand new camera angles, state-of-the-art graphics along with a high quality team of analysts comprising some of the great names of international cricket we intend to take the fan engagement to a newer level by redefining the way international cricket has been showcased till date.”


The list of commentators include cricketing superstars like Sourav Ganguly, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Sanjay Manjrekar, Arun Lal and Akash Chopra (India); Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton (England); Shane Warne and Tom Moody (Australia); Michael Holding (West Indies); Ramiz Raja and Wasim Akram (Pakistan); Russell Arnold (Sri Lanka); Pommie Mbangwa (Zimbabwe) and Simon Doull (New Zealand). Seasoned analysts like Harsha Bhogle and Jatin Sapru will undertake the hosting duties for the English and Hindi telecast of the event. MxMIndia learns that senior cricket journalist-editor and commentator Ayaz Memon is also on the telecast panel.


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