Asia Cup 2018: Channel 2 and Channel 4 Radio Network extend radio association
Former India captain Kapil Dev at the announcement in Dubai on Monday.

Fans of cricket in the UAE will be able to listen to live broadcast of the 2018 Asia Cup, to be held in the region from September 15-28, on 89.1 Radio 4 FM in Hindi and English, along with with regular updates on Gold 101.3 FM in Malayalam.

UAE-based Channel 2 Group Corporation – holder of audio rights for the 2018 Asia Cup 2018 – will continue its 15-year association with the Channel 4 Radio Network to give cricket fans in the UAE a chance to listen to ball-by-ball cricketing action as India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Hong Kong face off in the tournament.

Announcing the news on Monday in Dubai in the presence of former India captain Kapil Dev, the chairman of Channel 2 Group Corporation Ajay Sethi said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Channel 4 Radio Network. They share our vision to widen our reach to all cricket fans here in the UAE and are thrilled to provide LIVE coverage of the Unimoni Asia Cup 2018. With the establishment of cricket radio over a decade ago, we are confident that we will continue to grow as world-class pioneers and providers of live audio cricketing action and bring to cricket enthusiasts all there is to know about cricket.”

Abdulla Mohammad Al Murad, chairman of Al Murad Group, added: “We are proud of our long-term association with Channel 2 since 2003 and are extremely excited to once again bring live cricketing action to all cricket lovers in the UAE. Our journey with Channel 2 continues.”

Channel 2 is an exclusive broadcast partner with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and holds exclusive global audio (digital and analogue) rights for all their live events up until 2023. The company also holds live in-match clip rights for ICC live events in addition to video clip and out-of-home rights in England, South Africa, Australia, the Caribbean, UK and Ireland.

Channel 2 is the founder of S  Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League and owner of the Nelson Mandela Bay Stars Team representing the city of Port Elizabeth in the T20 Global league in South Africa.