DSPORT has roped in leading fantasy sports platform MyTeam11 as the official broadcast Co Presenting Partners for the Pakistan Super League Season 4.
The fourth edition of the second most-watched T20 professional league in India will be broadcast LIVE on DSPORT from February 14 to March 17 in the UAE and Pakistan.
My Team 11 is a homegrown brand and is a leading fantasy sports platform. The brand has also been the Co-Presenting sponsors for the recently concluded Bangladesh Premier League 2019, which was aired LIVE on DSPORT.
The Pakistan Super League is a franchise based Twenty20 cricket league, established by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2015.
This year the tournament will feature some of the leading T20 stars from International cricket like South African AB Devilliers, Wayne Parnell; Caribbean stars Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Darren Sammy and Andre Russell; Kiwi cricketers Cory Anderson and Luke Ronchi along with Pakistani superstars Shahid Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam and Wahab Riaz, the broadcaster has stated in a Press release.
“Fantasy sports is a necessity for any sport and league to grow as it’s a natural extension for the fans to stay engaged to their favourite sport even after the LIVE action is over. My Team 11 with their recent associations has only showcased the growing interest and increasing fan engagement in fantasy cricket and hence it was but natural for us to get them on board as thebroadcast partners for the Pakistan Super League. The league has a huge following in India and the fact that last year it was India’s second most watched T20 league is a testimony to its popularity. I am happy to welcome My Team 11 as our Broadcast Partners and I am confident that the Pakistan Super League will scale newer heights in viewership ratings,” said Mr. RC Venkateish, Managing Director, Lex Sportel Pvt. Ltd. the channel management partners for Discovery Sport.
The Pakistan Super League has always featured some of the top International as well as local T20 stars representing six franchisee teams from various regions of Pakistan.
The tournament this year will be played across six cities from UAE and Pakistan. Defending Champions Islamabad United will clash against Lahore Qalandars in the season opener on the 14th February in Dubai. The tournament this season will be played from the 14th February – 17th March 2019 in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Karachi and Lahore.
In context to this association, Sanjit Sihag, COO of MyTeam11 Fantasy Sports said, “We are aiming at achieving international presence as a leading fantasy sports organization thus, the said collaborations. We believe our partnership with PSL can reap both the series and us, great results in terms of fan engagement.”
“With MyTeam11 being a popular concept among sports fans, we believe that this broadcasting partnership with DSport for PSL can highly affect the popularity and fan base of the series. The players who will be participating in the tournament have a huge fan base in India and we are confident that the Indian fans will have a lot to look out for the future from the Pakistan Super League,” said Vinit Godara, the CEO of MyTeam11.
The Opening ceremony for the fourth Pakistan Super League will also be broadcast LIVE on DSPORT on February 14. The show will feature performances from Pakistani sufi rock band Junoon, singers Fawad Khan along with global phenomenon rapper Pitbull, British singer Marcia Barrett and German band Boney M.
The ceremony is scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.