With an endeavour to bring sports fans closer to their Indian Premier League heroes and the game, Star Sports has taken its Game Plan In Your City initiative to Mohali. Kings XI Punjab fans from Kimberly Boarding School got a rare opportunity to interact with Barinder Sran and Irfan Pathan along with Abhishek Nayar as a part of the initiative.
Star Sports had launched the Game Plan in Your City from Hyderabad last week.
Irfan and Nayar, Star Sports’ panellists along with IPL 2018 show host Jatin Sapru, were joined by Sran from KXIP for a special episode of Game Plan In Your City where they analyzed the KXIP squad for VIVO IPL 2018 and discussed what the fans can expect from their favourite team from the upcoming season. Children from the school also got an opportunity to ask questions to their favorite stars at the event along with a chance of a lifetime to get their pictures clicked with their heroes, Stat Sports has stated in a Press release.
Himself an ex-KXIP team member, Irfan rated Punjab among the strongest teams this season. “The new look Kings XI Punjab is one of the teams to beat this season. The team will be led by the experienced R. Ashwin and with the acquisition of KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Andrew Tye, Sran along with the other players, the KXIP fans can finally hope to end their wait for an IPL trophy. The enthusiasm amongst the fans even before a month to start the tournament is encouraging and this initiative by Star Sports is bound to add to the fans’ excitement.”
“I would like to thank Star Sports for this fan initiative. I am just 25 and to see such love from fans is a huge morale boost. The fans are really expecting a lot from the team this season and I hope we live up to their expectation.,” added KXIP bowler Sran.
Promising to make VIVO IPL a six-month fiesta, Star Sports will travel to New Delhi, Jaipur, Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore next after mesmerizing Hyderabad and Mohali fans. The telecast of ‘Game Plan in your City’ shows will begin next month and fans will separate Hindi and English shows.
The show will be telecast on Star Sports HD 1, Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports First starting 10th March onwards at 9:00 am every weekend. In the lead-up to the tournament, Star Sports will bring 60 hours of dedicated programming per month featuring a daily dose of proprietary shows such as Game Plan, Cricket Countdown and Franchise specific episodes.
The 11th edition of VIVO IPL starts on Saturday, April 07, 2018 with defending champions Mumbai Indians, who will host two-time winners Chennai Super Kings. Kings XI Punjab will begin the quest for their first VIVO IPL title on April 08, 2018 against Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in New Delhi.
In addition to watching VIVO IPL in Hindi and English, fans will enjoy a deeply local experience with the addition of four regional languages – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali in this edition of VIVO IPL 2018.