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IBN Network brings Kapil Dev and his victorious team together after 25 years

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New Delhi, June 19, 2008

It was on June 25, 1983 under the spirited leadership of Kapil Dev that the determined Indian team exploited English conditions to defeat Clive Lloyd's mighty West Indians at Lords and stop them from winning their third consecutive world cup title. After 25 years, IBN Network proudly brings back Kapil’s Devils, as the team was popularly called, together on one platform to reunite and relive the moments and celebrate the silver jubilee of perhaps the country's greatest sporting triumph ever. This is the first ever occasion in 25 years for television viewers to see and hear the Lords of 83 share their memories and experiences.

‘Lords of 83’ captures and showcases the persona of these cricketing icons and bring out several interesting dressing-room nuggets which until now have not been shared in public. This show will be telecast across IBN Network – on all its three channels, CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN-Lokmat.

“India’s triumph in the 1983 World Cup final will probably never fade from our memories. It has been the dream of every Indian to see that repeat ever since. This show will give millions of Indian cricket fans across the country and outside a rare chance to see the entire team together once again. ‘Lords of ‘83’ is an unparalleled initiative of the IBN Network of remembering and sharing the joy and pride of that glorious day, which I am sure our viewers will enjoy thoroughly” says, Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, IBN Network.

“On the completion of 25 years of the biggest achievement for Indian cricket, bringing together the winning squad of 1983 back together will surely bring back the fond glory and spirit. Our initiative is not only to refresh the memory but also help this generation connect with something that changed Indian cricket forever. “added Ashutosh, Managing Editor, IBN7.

The show plays out on CNN-IBN on June 21st Sat 8 PM, June 22nd Sun 12noon & 7.30PM & on June25th Wed at 10 p.m. The show airs on IBN7 on June 20th Fri 8 p.m, June 21st Sat 2 p.m, June 22nd Sun 10am & June 25th at 4 p.m. The show will be telecast on IBN-Lokmat on June 21 8PM and 11:30AM and June 22 at 3PM.

“Lords of 83” brings together the following team members of the historic World Cup winning team:

Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Sandeep Patil, B.S.Sandhu, Roger Binny, Syed Kirmani, Yashpal Sharma, Sunil Valson, Madan Lal, Kirti Azad, Dilip Vengsarkar, Krish Srikanth, Mohinder Amarnath, and team manager P.R.Mansingh.

For further information, please contact:

Hanmer MS&L Communications Pvt. Limited

Saurabh Gupta

Tel: +91 11 4651 7700

Mob: +91 9818075578

e-mail: saurabh@hanmerpr.com