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Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Suresh Raina and more IPL stalwarts to headline JioCinema’s IPL 2023 Player Auctions

The auction will be presented in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali and Malayalam

Viacom18 Sports has assembled top cricketers for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 Player Auction on December 23.

IPL icons such as Suresh Raina, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Anil Kumble, Robin Uthappa, RP Singh, Eoin Morgan, and Scott Styris will form JioCinema’s expert panel - bringing fans a comprehensive, immersive, and in-depth coverage of the auction.

Fondly known as Mr. IPL, Raina will headline the Hindi coverage alongside state-mate and former India left-arm pacer RP Singh. Former IPL teammates Gayle and De Villiers will re-unite on JioCinema, offering fans a dash of entertainment, excitement and 360-degree views.

Former Indian men’s team head coach Kumble, Uthappa, England’s World Cup-winning captain Morgan, and former New Zealand all-rounder Styris will also add their bit into the English panel that will bring in-depth narratives in the lead-up to the auction that will see 405 cricketers going under the hammer.

The IPL Player Auction will be brought to viewers in India across six languages, including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Malayalam, on JioCinema.

“The Tata IPL Player Auction 2023 expert panel on JioCinema is an incredible group of the finest cricket minds that will resonate with viewers across generations and geography,” said Viacom18 Sports Head of Content Siddharth Sharma. “We are determined to serve the cricket-loving nation world-class, personalised content and presentation of one of the most valuable sports leagues in the world.”

“I am coming back to the IPL armed with a mike in hand,” said Suresh Raina. “It is exciting to be a part of the Tata IPL Player Auction 2023 along with my friends and former teammates and engage with fans across India.”

“This is as thrilling as it gets to return to the IPL in a different avatar with my former teammates and competitors for the auction,” said Chris Gayle. “I hope to get the same love from the fans in my new role where I will do some talking and not my bat.”

“India is a very special place and to come back to the IPL in a new avatar with JioCinema will is an intriguing prospect,” said AB de Villiers. “I hope fans enjoy and appreciate my work with a mic in hand in tow with these luminaries.”

“After playing, and coaching in the IPL, I look forward to being an expert panellist for the 2023 auction on JioCinema,” said Anil Kumble. “In the company of the most reputed names from IPL’s history, I am sure viewers will be offered a well-rounded and incisive coverage.”

“I’m glad to join this league of extraordinary gentlemen on JioCinema for the Tata IPL Player Auction 2023,” said Eoin Morgan. “With some of the sharpest minds of cricket dissecting the event, I reckon the fans are in for a treat this auction.”

The panel will be part of an array of shows to keep fans engaged and excited for the IPL Player Auction 2023, including an in-house mock auction a day before.


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