Much before the first ball is bowled in the Vivo Indian Premier League, broadcast partner Star India is keeping fans busy with its innovative campaigns. The broadcaster, with a strategy to make the IPL a five-month cricket carnival, is busy ensuring that each IPL occasion is converted into a fan moment.
Star Sports in a run-up to the IPL player auction on January 27 and 28 has launched the Election se Selection campaign. The fan engagement drive while giving the cricket lovers an opportunity to pick players for the franchisee of their choice, also promises other attractions for the lucky winner.
Star Sports commentator and former India captain Virender Sehwag is promoting Election se Selection as the face of the campaign.
Election se Selection gives fans an opportunity to vote for the players they want in the team of their choice. The fans’ votes and choices will be broadcast during the Vivo IPL Auction, for the entire world to see.
A fan can vote online following a simple process by logging on to https://vivoiplelection.hotstar.com. The page gives the fan an option to choose his or her Vivo IPL team and the players he or she wants to vote for the team. The fan can choose the players only from the options available in ‘Star’ and ‘Uncapped’ categories.
The following 30 Star players and 20 uncapped players have been listed as options.
Star player (Indians & Foreigners) : Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Yuvraj Singh, Ravi Ashwin, Ben Stokes, Dwayne Bravo, Rashid Khan, Kieron Pollard, Brendon McCullum, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Lynn, Umesh Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Mitchell Starc, Jos Buttler, Kane Williamson, Shakib Al Hasan, Lasith Malinga, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Eoin Morgan and Aaron Finch
Uncapped players (Indian) : Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Anureet Singh, Avesh Khan, Rajneesh Gurbani, Siddharth Kaul, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan, Murugan Ashwin, Rajagopal Sathish, Rajat Bhatia, KC Cariappa, Shahbaz Nadeem, Manan Vohra and Ishan Kishan
A participant can vote only once and for only one team from a phone number, email ID or social media account. The Voting will remain open until midnight on January 25.
If the two players a fan has voted for are picked by the team of the fan’s choice during the IPL player auction the fan can be among the 40 lucky winners (5 per team) to receive a free season pass to watch their Vivo IPL team in action!