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Simulcast of the Opening Ceremony of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 on ESPN, STAR Sports and STAR Cricket

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New Delhi, February 11, 2011

ESPN STAR Sports, ICC's Global Broadcast & Production Partner, will broadcast live India's preparatory matches against Australia and New Zealand as the team in blue gets ready for the ultimate battle in Cricket supremacy - the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

India takes on Australia on February 13th, 2011 while New Zealand-India encounter is scheduled for February 16th, 2011. Both the matches and the Opening Ceremony of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 will be broadcast live on ESPN, STAR Sports and STAR Cricket

ESPN STAR Sports' bouquet of networks including ESPN, STAR Sports & STAR Cricket will telecast all the 49 matches of the ICC World Cup 2011 starting on February 19, 2011. There will be special simulcast in Hindi commentary on STAR Sports for the benefit of Hindi speaking audiences.

ESPN STAR Sports has made elaborate arrangements for the live telecast of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. The pre- and post-match shows will be hosted in ESPN STAR Sports' signature style by iconic ex-players and legends of the game, while live broadcast will feature as many as 30 commentators & studio experts from leading participating countries. List of commentators from different countries include:

India: Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar, Sanjay Manjrekar
England: David Lloyd, Michael Atherton, Ian Botham, Nasser Hussain, Mark Nicholas, Alan Wilkins
Pakistan: Wasim Akram, Ramiz Raja
New Zealand: Simon Doull, Danny Morrison
West Indies: Ian Bishop, Tony Cozier
Sri Lanka: Russel Arnold
Zimbabwe: Alistair Campbell, Pommie Mbangwa
South Africa: Pat Symcox, Robin Jackman, Lance Klusener
Australia: Ian Chappell, Tony Greig, Tom Moody
Bangladesh: Athar Ali Khan, Shamim Chowdhury

Harsha Bhogle, Dermot Reeve & Simon Hughes will be based exclusively out of the studio.

For further information, please contact:

IPAN Hill & Knowlton
Ankita Lal
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