Harbhajan Singh will stay connected with the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). Despite of pulling out of his contract with the Chennai Super Kings for ‘personal reasons’, Bhajji’s connect with the IPL 2020 will stay intact.
As reported earlier on 4th Sep, the former Indian spinner has signed up officially with Star India for a broadcast stint on the IPL 2020. Bhajji will be part of the Hindi Commentary team for Star Sports. The channel is yet to officially announce the tie-up.
IPL 2020 : Harbhajan will also be part of a new show on IPL 2020 ?
InsideSport has further learnt that the broadcaster has also planned a special show with Harbhajan for IPL 2020. The details of the show has not been released as yet. But the cricketer himself teased the fans through this cryptic tweet on his upcoming endeavor.
“Cricket aaj kal kaafi news mein hai, aur abhi abhi mujhe aisa kuch pata chala hai that will change the way you look at cricket forever! #CricketKaKhulasa,” he has stated on his Twitter handle @Harbhajan_Singh.
Cricket aaj kal kaafi news mein hai, aur abhi abhi mujhe aisa kuch pata chala hai that will change the way you look at cricket forever! #CricketKaKhulasa
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 12, 2020
According to the info available, like most of the other Hindi Commentary team members, Harbhajan will also be based out of Mumbai for the first half of the IPL 2020. Star India has made elaborate arrangements for the strong 700 member crew involved with telecast of the IPL, which will work out of Mumbai. Like in UAE, Star India has created a bio-bubble for their crew in Mumbai as well.
Harbhajan along with others will stay in this BIO-BUBBLE for his role with the broadcaster. The bio-bubble has been conceptualized by Star India-Walt Disney along with expert team of doctors.
“We are already working in the Bio-Bubble. The bio bubble in Mumbai will include all the people including technical, broadcasting, content etc being put up in a secured environment. Everyone will undergo several covid tests, moments will be restricted and controlled to decrease the chance of contracting and transmitting infection. Anyone who joins the Bio-Bubble will first be placed in a quarantine facility. They will then be brought into the place of action i.e Star India’s headquarters in Lower Parel,” according to a source at the channel.
The official broadcasters have already predicted that television viewership for this season of IPL will break all records. The first match of the league starts on 19th Sep between 4 times champion Mumbai Indians & Chennai Super Kings.