Cricketainment goes live on CNN-IBN while IBN7 kicks-off IPL coverage under Cricket Ka Mahayudh
April 1, 2013:
The electric mix of cricket and entertainment is back with the sixth season of Indiaâs very own Twenty20 cricket league. IPL 6 promises to be the most competitive ever as all nine teams are more evenly balanced than ever to battle for the ultimate glory. As always,Â CNN-IBN and IBN7 are ready to give their viewers the most comprehensive coverage of this sporting spectacle with its line-up of special programming calledÂ Cricketainment and Cricket Ka Mahayudh.
The CNN-IBN team of some of Indiaâs most experienced sports journalists will be joined by well-known experts of the game such asHarsha Bhogle, Sanjay Manjrekar, Aakash Chopra, Anil Kumble, Shishir Hattangdi, K Srikkanthtogive theÂ viewersÂ the sharpest and most precise analysis of every game in the tournament.
The sixth season of Cricketainment began its innings on CNN-IBN fromÂ Mar 30Â which will continue till the end of the tournament onÂ May 26.Â The coverage will be divided in two stages:
1.Â Â Â Pre-Tournament:
Four half-hour special shows withÂ Harsha Bhogle, Sanjay Manjrekar and Aakash Chopra, highlighting and analysingÂ the strengths and weaknesses of all teams.
Timings: Mar 30 - Apr 2, everyday @ 7:30 PM
2.Â Â Â During Tournament:
Daily analyses of all 76 matches peppered with expert views and detailed discussions.
Timings:Â Apr 3 â May 26 @ 7:30 AM & 7:30 PM on weekdays
Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN Lokmat, said,âWith every passing year, the popularity ofÂ league Twenty20 cricket has only gone north. This season, in addition to the regular thrills and chills of the game, will be an opportunity for Sachinâsfans to see him in limited-over format again.Â CricketainmentÂ will give its viewers multiple perspectives of the tournament with the most pertinent experts and our team of reporters who lend an extra spark to the game.â
The IBN7 team of some of Indiaâs most experienced sports journalists will be joined by well-known experts of the game such as Harsha Bhogle, K Srikkanth, Aakash Chopra, Anil Kumble andÂ Maninder SinghÂ to giveÂ viewersÂ a sharp and precise analysis of each game in the tournament.
Cricket Ka MahayudhÂ began its innings on IBN7 fromÂ Mar 30Â which will continue till the end of the tournament onÂ May 26.Â The coverage will be divided in two stages: 1. Â Â Â Â PRE-Tournament: Three special episodes withÂ Harsha Bhogle,Â highlighting and analysing the strengths and weaknesses of all teams. Timings: Mar 30 to Apr 1, everyday @ 6:30 PM 2. Â Â Â Â DURING Tournament: Daily pre & post-match analysis where a multi-dimensional panel of experts will discuss & analyze the teamsâ performance in all 76 matches Timings: Apr 3 â May 26 @ 6:30 PM (on days having one match) and @ 3:30 PM & 6:30 PM (on days having two matches) Ashutosh, Managing Editor, IBN7 said,Â âCricket Ka MahayudhÂ will give our viewers a fully descriptive and exciting review of the matches on and off the field, covering the T20 extravaganza from all perspectives with the most knowledgeable and respected experts and our team of reporters to add that extra spark to the gameâ