Disney XD ties-up with ESPN to offer a VIP experience to three lucky kids

Disney XD, the multi-platform entertainment offering from the Disney network of Television Channels, along with ESPN Star Sports, India's premier sports destination, will give three lucky cricket fans along with their best buddies, an all-expense-paid trip to witness select World Cup matches "LIVE'. They will watch the matches from VIP seats, receive goody bags full of exclusive Disney merchandise and also meet the commentary team live in action! To win this unbelievable experience, viewers can tune into Disney XD, Disney Channel or Hungama TV and answer a simple question that will be aired starting this week to March 7, 2011. Viewers need to send in the correct answer as their entry via SMS to 56661.

Says Natasha Malhotra, Vice President and General Manager of Walt Disney Television International India, "We are very excited to partner with ESPN Star Sports once again to bring this incredible opportunity for all Disney XD viewers. We look forward to giving our lucky winners an exciting experience as they enjoy the ICC world cup --- the biggest sporting event in the country, in a truly special and spectacular way. This initiative is a wonderful showcase of our ability as a network to create memorable experiences for our viewers, their friends and their families! ".

Sanjay Manjerekar, former batsman and present cricket commentator will be seen informing Disney XD viewers about the contest all this month. Speaking about the initiative, he said, "The last time India hosted the world cup was in 1997, so it is great to have this important tournament back in our nation. For most kids, this will be the first cricket world cup they will experience in their homeland so this initiative by Disney XD and ESPN will definitely be an exciting treat for them. Considering how beloved cricket is India, this contest is bound to be fun and entertaining for the kids. I'm quite looking forward to meeting whoever the young winners will be."

This initiative by Disney XD and ESPN comes at an ideal time when World Cup fever has just started gripping the nation. Disney XD invites all its viewers to tune in and participate in this exciting contest to catch some gripping matches as qualifying teams battle it out at the ICC World cup in India. So get on your front foot, hit a perfect six and get escorted in a limousine to catch the matches LIVE in VIP seats, bang in the middle of all the action!


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