ESPNcricinfo provides fans an unparalleled IPL 2017 experience
ESPNcricinfo, the go-to digital destination on all things cricket, is adding on to the cricket fervor this IPL, with an unparalleled bouquet of content covering every aspect of all the games along with new, fun and exclusive original video programming to bring the game closer to Indian fans.
ESPNcricinfo will offer its flagship ‘game around the game programming’ through “Match Day T20” featuring comprehensive opinions, analysis and, insights. Aired on ESPNcricinfo digital platforms, the shows will feature some of the most respected voices in cricket, including Brad Hogg, Ajit Agarkar and ESPN’s very own Gaurav Kalra and Raunak Kapoor.
Besides this there will also be exclusive video shows, ‘Both Ends’, ‘Run Order’, ‘On The Road’. The videos can be accessed on www.espncricinfo.com/ipl2017videos
In addition, ESPNcricinfo’s comprehensive coverage of the IPL will include comprehensive updates of the match through scores & stats, news, match reports and special features including The IPL Top 10, ESPNcricinfo’s All-Time IPL XI, The Weekly IPL list, The Play-a-like challenge, and the 5th season of the popular CricIQ quiz, amongst others.
Sambit Bal, Editor-in-chief, ESPNcricinfo, India and South Asia, said, “This year’s IPL auction has already given us a series of surprises, and continues to look more promising by the day. With credible voices, lot of laughs, strong opinions, sharp insights and the strengths of a global network, we are thrilled to bring millions of Indian fans the very best coverage of the IPL and we’re excited to have an insightful expert like Brad Hogg help us do that.”
Ramesh Kumar, Vice President, Head of ESPN India and South Asia, said, “ESPNcricinfo’s comprehensive coverage of all things cricket across platforms reflect our endeavour of serving our fans anywhere, anytime. The content line-up for this season strives to provide an unparalleled experience, offering our millions of fans a mix of both a serious and lighter side of the tournament. With video consumption growing steadily in the last 18 months, we have especially beefed up our original video content offerings for all kinds of fans this season. We have lined up more than a dozen premium sponsors for this season who see value in associating with this most comprehensive digital coverage beyond just score updates as done by most players in the market.”
Original ESPNcricinfo video programmes for the IPL Season include:
Hosts Gaurav Kalra (Senior Editor, ESPNcricinfo) and Raunak Kapoor will be joined by Brad Hogg (former Australian all-rounder), Ajit Agarkar (former Indian pacer bowler) and Sanjay Bangar (former Indian all-rounder and current Batting Coach of the Indian Cricket Team).
ESPNcricinfo Match Day provides fans ESPN’s trademark game around the game analysis format with credible voices, strong opinions, sharp insights, and riveting statistics.
A Match Day Preview for upcoming matches and a Post-Match Report will also be available every day. Segments from ESPNcricinfo Match Day T20 will also be offered to global audiences on ESPN digital properties around the world.
Statsguru, a statistic based segment will also be part of Match Day T20 that highlights an interesting stat about the tournament, players/team performance that is helping shape the league and its outcome. It will give fans an edge in understanding the game and being more credible whilst making a water cooler argument.
Further ESPNcricinfo IPL Coverage
In addition to the video programming, ESPNcricinfo will feature extensive news coverage, scores, ball-by-ball commentary and special features throughout the IPL season, including: