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CNN-IBN gears up for IPL 4 coverage

Anil Kumble, Tom Moody, Sanjay Manjrekar, Harsha Bhogle, Shishir Hattangadi to provide expert analysis.

April 6, 2011:

As the nation prepares to witness the 51 day cricketing extravaganza, CNN-IBN, India’s No.1 English News channel promises to bring the viewers best and incisive analysis all through the IPL season with its extraordinary line up of cricketing experts.  CNN-IBN’s programming this IPL season, “Cricketment” will feature cricketing experts that include Anil Kumble - India’s greatest match winner & the highest wicket taker, Tom Moody – the Two time World Cup winner, Sanjay Manjrekar - Former Indian batsman & cricket analyst, Harsha Bhogle – India’s best cricket commentator and Shishir Hattangadi – former Mumbai Ranji cricket captain.

“Cricketainment” will be 55 days of non-stop programming split into pre-tournament shows & shows during the tournament. The pre tournament programming on CNN-IBN would be telecast from April 04 to April 08 and will include:

  • ‘Cricketainment with Harsha Bhogle’: The show will analyze and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of all 10 IPL teams. The show would be aired from 4th April-8th April on 8:30 PM with a repeat on 11:30 PM.
  • ‘Kaun Jeetega IPL’ – The show will feature celebrities and guests. The show would look to get a consensus on who could probably win IPL 4. This special would be telecast on 7th April.

Programming during the tournament begins from 8th April to 28th May would feature:

  • ‘Cricketainment’: Daily half hour would preview and review the day’s matches. These shows would be telecast at 7:30 AM, 7:30 PM & at 11:30PM.

Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-In-Chief, CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN-Lokmat, said, “The new season of IPL is bound to provoke fever and passion in this cricket crazy nation. CNN-IBN with its panel of extraordinary experts this IPL season promises to bring the viewers the best and incisive analysis.”

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