ABP News gets Kapil on board for cricket shows


ABP News has strengthened the expert panel for its cricket shows with induction of Kapil Dev. The channel has inked a year-long deal with the 1983 World Cup champion captain for an undisclosed amount

The great all-rounder is set to start his stint with the channel with an “Exclusive” interview – Khiladiyon ka Khiladi – on Friday night at 9 p.m.

Thereafter, Kapil will appear as an in-house expert for the channel for the pre-match analysis and post-match reviews on Men in Blue’s international match days. The channel and the cricket star, as per the information available with insidepsort.co, have a commitment for a minimum of 50 days’ appearance during the year long.

Former India batsman and a member of Kapil Dev’s 1983 champion team, Sandeep Patil is another big name on the ABP News expert panel.

Even though the channel has made it to the BARC top ten Hindi news genre sports shows list for Week 39 (September 23-29, 2017) list, hosts for its sports shows has often been a weak link for ABP news. Specific and pointed questions pertaining to cricket will always get the best out of the greats like Kapil and Patil. So it becomes important to have a host with good understanding of the game. Success of Aajtak and India TV Sports shows, where Vikrant Gupta and Samip Rajguru add significant value as knowledgeable hosts, is a testimony to this fact.