Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh To Launch IPL On Hotstar
By CricShots - Feb 3, 2018 7:26 am
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Indian Premier League (IPL) is about to get started in a couple of months’ time and one will have to say, that streets all around the world have already started to celebrate for the biggest fest of the cricketing world. IPL is arguably the most loved franchise-based T20 tournament and it is scheduled to begin in April this year and seven-week excitement will continue till the latter half of may.

Harbhajan Singh with IPL 2018 trophy

The media rights for next five years has been bought by STAR India at a whopping price of over ₹16,000 crores. The Star seems to be working regressively with the full strength to start their first broadcasting season on a high. Also, Star will be streaming in the United States of America this year and preparations seem to be in full swing.

The former Indian skipper Anil Kumble and veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is all set to head the US in weeks time to launch ‘Hotstar’ as the broadcast for this edition of Indian Premier League. The duo will be present in the New York City on 24th February at the ceremony to announce Hotstar USA’s coverage of IPL Season 11. The IPL trophy will also be displayed at the event venue.

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In past, Hotstar had streamed IPL 2017 live only in India, and the streaming rights in the US was bagged by the Willow TV. However, this time around, Hotstar will be stream both in India as well as the USA. Interestingly, It will be the second occasion for Kumble to unveil a major cricket trophy in the US.

In the year 2011, India’s most successful bowler unveiled World T20 Trophy for ESPN. On the other hand, it will be for the first time for Bhajji, who has been bought by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the base price In IPL 2018 auction, will tour for the first time to unveil the Trophy and streaming rights.