Auction Specialists to lead a stellar Star Sports Panel for TATA IPL 2023 Auction

The IPL 2023 Auctions will take place on 23rd December 2022, 1.00 PM onwards, and fans across India can watch all the action unfold from the auction table LIVE on Star Sports Network show “Cricket Live – Auction Special”. To provide fans with in-depth knowledge of auction strategies, player recruitment and more, Star Sports has onboarded a stellar line-up of widely acclaimed auction specialists who can share first-hand expertise of what unfolds on the auction table with the viewers.

“This year’s auction panelists on Star Sports have been handpicked to provide the best insights to our viewers. These are some of the most proficient experts in the cricket domain, with years of experience not only on the field and team management but are also technically sound in auction strategies and tactics. Our English language feed boasts of names like Ian Bishop, who is arguably among the crème de la crème in the cricket world with an indelible profile that speaks volumes of his stature. Tom Moody and Simon Katich, who were crucial members during the auction strategy of various IPL teams and Aaron Finch, one of the most decorated cricketers in Australia, who has represented a record nine IPL franchises in his career. For our regional feeds, we have MSK Prasad, who brings with him years of valuable experience as the former Chief Selector of the Indian National Team, L Balaji, who was one of India’s leading spearheads in his time and began his career in coaching with Chennai Super Kings, and Irfan Pathan, who has been the mentor-cum-coach of Jammu & Kashmir cricket team which has the maximum representation in this year’s auctions,” said Star Sports spokesperson.

“Cumulatively, these legends of the game will be able to thoroughly analyze every auction strategy that franchises adopt and provide fans a well-informed view of how their favourite team fared at the auction.”, he added.

To enhance the fan experience, Star Sports will be providing a comprehensive broadcast of the auction in five different languages – English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu & Kannada. The complete line-up of panelist for the different feeds will include former cricketers and experts such as Ian Bishop, Tom Moody, Aaron Finch, Simon Katich along with Mayanti Langer for the English feed. The Hindi feed will feature top experts like Aakash Chopra, Irfan Pathan and AmolMazumdar along with JatinSapru. The Tamil feed will feature LakshmipathyBalaji, Sadagoppan Ramesh and SubramaniamBadrinath while the Telugu feed will have Venugopal Rao, MSK Prasad and Ashish Reddy. The Kannada feed will feature Vijay Bharadwaj, Srinivas Murthy &BalachandraAkhil.

As part of an initiative to bring fans closer to the auctions, Star Sports also launched “Election Se Selection” contest for fans across India. Millions of fans participated in the contest and 20 fans, along with 5 super fans, are selected to visit the studios for the Auction Day. 

Catch all the action from the IPL 2023 Auctions on Cricket Live – Auction Special on 23rd December, 2022, 1.00 pm IST onwards, LIVE on the Star Sports Network



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