Indian television viewers tuning into the opening game of the Indian Premier League’s 11th season on Saturday evening are in for a change. Well, many changes.
For one, Navjot Sidhu won’t be there in the pre and post-match shows. Neither will there be any cheerleaders with pom poms dancing to Bollywood numbers in the studio. And while there may be celebrity guests from the world of cinema from time to time, the conversations will be centred around the sport.
Star Sports, the IPL’s new broadcaster for the next five seasons, has promised that the focus of its coverage will solely be on the cricket.
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