The Board of Control for Cricket in India senior selection committee is scheduled to announce the ICC World Cup squad on Monday, April 15, precisely a month and half before cricket’s biggest quadrennial event starts with the South Africa versus England game at the Oval in London.
India is scheduled to start their campaign against South Africa on June 5 at Southampton.
The countdown has begun! Star Sports has announced a list of special programming as part of the build up to the Indian team’s squad announcement on April 15, 2019.
These shows will feature cricketing heroes like Gautam Gambhir, Irfan Pathan, VVS Laxman, Sunil Gavaskar, Brian Lara, Sanjay Manjrekar, Kris Srikkanth and Paul Collingwood analysing and voicing their opinion on the squad, probabilities before the announcement and analysis post announcement on Star Sports.
Game plan: Pre-show
On Saturday, April 13, Star Sports network will broadcast an analysis of the tournament from Team India’s point of view. The show will focus on the challenges for the squad in England and some ‘Down the memory lane’ moments with a few of 1983 and 2011 WC members. The show will air at 1:30 PM on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 Hindi.
Team India: World Cup Selection Press conference LIVE
On Monday, April 15, the Press conference will be broadcast. The press conference will be followed by the review of the team, World Cup favourites and a few celebrities wishing the team for the world cup. The press conference will be telecasted Live at 3:30 PM on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 Hindi.
Post Analysis: Follow the Blues
Keeping the excitement alive, a post analysis show will be telecast on April 15 as well. The show will discuss India’s World Cup in detail, predict the likely XI, and debate the form of the players keeping fans ahead of the game at every step of the way. The show will air at 6PM on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 Hindi.
Star Sport’s is International Cricket Council’s exclusive media partner. All the ICC 2019 World Cup Games will be broadcast live and exclusive on the Star Sports network channels in India.