Viacom18 Sports will broadcast the 131st edition of Indian Oil Durand Cup, which will be held in Kolkata, Guwahati and Imphal from August 16 to September 18.
The competition will be telecast live across Sports18 1 SD and HD, Sports 18 Khel (Free-to-air channel) and live streamed on Voot.
The coverage of the Indian Oil Durand Cup, curtain raiser of the Indian football season, will kick off with Mohammedan SC taking on FC Goa on August 16. Twenty teams including 11 Indian Super League teams, five from I-League, and four from Indian Armed Forces will take part in the competition.
“The Durand Football Tournament Society (DFTS) is pleased to welcome Viacom18 Sports as the broadcasting partner for the 131st edition of the Durand Cup,” said Lt General KK Repswal Chief of staff Eastern Command and Chairman Durand Organising Committee. “This tournament is a testimony of India’s rich football tradition, and we hope sports fans will enjoy the live coverage on Voot as well as Sports18 channels.”
“The legacy of Durand Cup is unmatched and its contribution to Indian football immeasurable,” said Viacom18 Sports Head of Content Siddharth Sharma. “The addition of Asia’s oldest football competition and Indian football’s season opener strengthens Viacom18 Sport’s robust portfolio of football properties that includes the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, LaLiga, Serie A, Ligue1 and other global sports events.”
Former India player Henry Menezes and India women’s team goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan will form the commentary panel alongside former association footballers Karan Sawhney and Darren Caldeira across matches on Sports18 1, Sports18 Khel, and Voot.