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ESPNcricinfo’s ‘Match day’ brings best analysis of England’s tour of India

Available on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD channels, the show will provide fans credible voices, strong opinions, sharp insight and riveting statistics

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | November 10, 2016

ESPNCricinfoESPNcricinfo’s signature programme ‘ESPNcricinfo Match day’ is available for cricket fans on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD channels every day at 10:00 pm from November 9. The show will serve the best of analysis around the match action during England’s tour of India.

ESPNcricinfo Match Day provides fans with credible voices, strong opinions, sharp insight, and riveting statistics. As a part of the channel’s compelling and engaging content offering, ESPNcricinfo Match Day brings for its viewers ESPN’s trademark game around the game analysis format. The show will be anchored by Gaurav Kalra, Senior Editor, ESPNcricinfo with experts Sourav Ganguly, former captain of the Indian cricket team, England cricketer Nick Compton and Jonathan Trott, former English cricketer. Produced from ESPN studios in India, some segments of the show will be offered to ESPNcricinfo global audience on its website and app.

Speaking about the programme ‘Match Day’, Jasdeep Pannu, Head of ESPN India Television Initiatives, said, “We’re excited to bring the next edition of ESPNcricinfo Match Day around England’s tour of India on Sony ESPN channels and ESPNcricinfo, capturing not only the happenings around the game but also the kind of insights missed by other analysis shows. Moreover, we’re excited to have Sourav Ganguly, a legend of the game, with us this time around.”

Sourav Ganguly said, “It’s really exciting for me to be a part of ESPNcricinfo Match Day. The England tour of India promises to be a fiercely fought series. Both teams are building their next generation and there's a lot to prove. ESPNcricinfo has always been at the forefront of sharp analysis and deep insight that is tailored for the ardent cricket fan. I can't wait for the action to begin.”

Ramesh Kumar, Vice-President, Head of ESPN India and South Asia, said, “Offering sports fans compelling game around the game coverage, analysis and expert insights across platforms is part of ESPN’s mission. During the next two months in addition to ESPNcricinfo’s live and comprehensive match coverage, ESPNcricinfo Match Day on Sony ESPN channels and will offer a clear differentiated analysis show during this keenly awaited cricket contest.”

Schedule of the series given below:

Match Date Day Time Venue Platform
1st Test 09-13 Nov Wed 09:30 am Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot Watch ESPNcricinfo Match Day on  -  Sony ESPN & Sony ESPN HD   Catch Match Day segments on – ESPNcricinfo, and SonyLiv app and websites
2nd Test 17-21 Nov Thu 09:30 am Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
3rd Test 26-30 Nov Sat 09:30 am Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
4th Test 08-12 Dec Thu 09:30 am Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
5th Test 16-20 Dec Fri 09:30 am MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

The first show was aired on November 9 at 10:00 pm on the channel, SonyLiv App and Match Day segments will be available on ESPNcricinfo, and SonyLiv app and website.

India is a key part of ESPN’s growth – in the Asia-Pacific region and globally – and its presence in the country is powered by the potent combination of ESPN’s leadership in digital sports and its long-term Sony ESPN collaboration with Sony Pictures Networks India.

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