The Indian Premier League fans will have an opportunity to pick their fantasy IPL 2019 teams online and win an opportunity to watch Indian cricket team in action during their tour to New Zealand early next year.
The Indian Premier League host broadcaster Star India has made the IPL 2019 auction an opportunity for the cricket lovers to pick their own teams and grab an opportunity to watch Virat Kohli and company in action on their tour of New Zealand.
Star India, the exclusive owner of the absolute media rights of the IPL, has released a TVC to promote the auction event on December 18 from 2.30 pm. The broadcaster has also created an online fan engagement event out of the auction process as the eight IPL franchisees get together to complete their squads for the 12th season.
“Ye Vivo IPL best players ka election hai, selection kabiliyat se hoga” (This is the election for the Vivo IPL best players, the selection will be on merit) is the catch line for the one minute TVC, which also describes how fans can engage online to pick their own fantasy teams online and win a chance to watch Team India on their tour of New Zealand.
Yuvraj Singh, once the undisputed king and ambassador of the T20 format of the game is now the best selling point for the auction as he goes under the hammer for the second successive year as Kings XI Punjab have released the erstwhile King Punjab and T20 cricket. The base price for the player, who commanded till then the highest ₹16 crore at the 2016 auction, has crashed from ₹2 crore last year to ₹1 crore this time.
The fans can log on to vivoiplelection.hotstar.com for online fantasy team selection and the ticket to New Zealand.
The auction process will be broadcast live on Star Sports network and Hotstar from 2.30 pm on December 18.