ICC Champions Trophy 2013: Star Sports 2, Star Cricket gears up for tournament

ICC Champions Trophy 2013 will be held in England and Wales from June 6-23, 2013 © Getty Images

New Delhi: May 29, 2013

Leading sports channels STAR Sports 2 and STAR Cricket are set to broadcast all the matches of the ICC Champions Trophy live, starting in England from June 6.

While STAR Sports 2 will broadcast the event in Hindi, STAR Cricket and STAR Cricket HD will showcase the tournament with English commentary.

Live coverage will start from May 30 with the first warm-up match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Birmingham, and will continue till the final on June 23.

The channels will add telecast innovations like UltraCam and StarCam 360 within the live program taking cricket viewing to a whole new level.

Moreover, for the first time, STAR Cricket HD will broadcast the ICC Champions Trophy with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound technology.

There will be a star-studded commentary panel — Sourav Ganguly, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Sanjay Manjrekar, Arun Lal and Akash Chopra (India); Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton (England); Shane Warne and Tom Moody (Australia); Michael Holding (West Indies); Ramiz Raja and Wasim Akram (Pakistan); Russell Arnold (Sri Lanka); Pommie Mbangwa (Zimbabwe)and Simon Doull (New Zealand).

“The ICC Champions Trophy is a true test of cricketing excellence with the top eight ODI teams going head to head to be crowned — Champions. There is no room for error as a defeat can cost a team dearly. We will leave no stone unturned to make this tournament an unprecedented viewing experience and are working with the ICC to deliver a world-class telecast for viewers worldwide,” Vijay Rajput, Chief Operating Officer, ESPN Software India Pvt Ltd, said.