Star Sports is the official broadcaster of KPL

Bengaluru, 24 August 2017: The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) is delighted to announce its partnership with Star Sports for the sixth edition of the Karbonn Smartphones Karnataka Premier League, powered by Cycle Pure Agarbathies.

The reputedsports broadcaster will telecast live all matches of the tournament, which willrun from 1-23 September across three venues – Bengaluru, Mysuru andHubbali.

With StarSports on board, the tournament will have enhanced quality of production,especially with the addition of super slow-motion and ultra-motion cameras,along with commentary panel filled with international superstars, includingBrett Lee, Michael Hussey, Daniel Vettori and Dean Jones. The othercommentators are ex-India and Karnataka stars Venkatesh Prasad and Sunil Joshi,former India opener VB Chandrashekar and noted sports presenter Charu Sharma.

Star Sportsis India’s leading broadcaster in sports, and has made it their mission to helpin the evolving sports culture of the country. To that end, they are partneringwith the KSCA to broadcast the upcoming season of the KPL, a tournament thathas consistently helped talented youngsters from the state make their journeysto the highest level. These stories will be relayed to a vast audience acrossIndia via Star Sports in English.

SanjogGupta, Head Product, Star Sports, said: “Star Sports is excited to partner with the KarnatakaState Cricket Association for KPL. This tournament, over the years, has servedas a cradle of high quality T20 talent and has thrown up several cricketerswho’ve gone on to succeed in India’s premier T20 competition and even representthe Indian Cricket team. This is in line with our strategy to build a sportingculture by taking India’s favourite game deeper, turning the spotlight on emergingtalent and investing in serving quality Cricket to fans round the year.

“StarSports, in partnership with KSCA, will look to re-invent the viewing experiencefor KPL by significantly enhancing the quality of production (addition of superslow-motion and ultra-motion cameras), commentary (panel of commentators toinclude international Cricket legends such as Brett Lee, Michael Hussey, DanielVettori and Dean Jones) and new-age technology. We will also take thetournament to more viewers than ever before by hosting the tournament broadcaston Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD1 & Hotstar.”

VinayMruthyunjaya, a member of the KPL governing council and official spokespersonof the KSCA, said: “Star Sports has always set the standards for sports broadcasting in thecountry, and we at the KSCA are delighted to have them on board for theupcoming edition of the KPL. We believe their consistent endeavour towardsexcellence matches our own standards, and I’m sure this partnership will takethis tournament to greater heights.”

The Karbonn Smartphones KPL 2017, powered byCycle Pure Agarbathies, will be played in the memory of S.D.N.R Wadiyar,the former president of the KSCA and the scion of the Mysore royal family.


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