The official broadcaster of the Indian Premier League (IPL) unveiled the commentary panel for the UAE leg of the tournament.
Irfan Pathan, Gautam Gambhir and Aakash Chopra is one of the in the Hindi comment panel, while Sunil Gavaskar, Kevin Pietersen, Murali Karthik and Ian Bishop are some prominent names in the English commentary panel.
In the first half of IPL 2021, the live commentary was delivered in eight languages - Hindi, English, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi and Malay – together with a separate English segment from Select Dugout. The broadcasts will continue with the same in the second half.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will tackle the three-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the first match of the UAE leg of IPL 2021. The match is likely to yield a lot of buzz among the fans.
#AsliPictureAbhiBaakiHai, want #VIVOIPL 2021 resumes with 🟡 vs 🔵 #CSK or # MumbaiIndians – who will come out on top?#CSKvMI | September 19 | Broadcast 18:00, match 19:30 | Star Sports and Disney + Hotstar pic.twitter.com/veQlJo4QnP
– Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) 11 September 2021
The three locations in the UAE – Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah – will host the remaining 31 IPL matches from 19 September to 15 October. The league phase of the tournament ends on October 8, with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) adopts the runners-up of IPL 2020, Delhi Capital (DC).
Qualification 1 of the T20 Extravaganza will be played on October 10 in Dubai. The Eliminator takes place on October 11th. The losing team of Qualifier 1 and the winning team of The Eliminator play on October 13 in Qualifier 2.
The summit will take place on October 15 in Dubai.
Complete list of commentators and anchors for UAE leg of IPL 2021:
Hindi: Jatin Sapru, Suren Sundaram, Aakash Chopra, Nikhil Chopra, Tanya Purohit, Irfan Pathan, Gautam Gambhir, Parthiv Patel, Kiran More
English: Harsha Bhogle, S. Gavaskar, L Siva, Murali Kartik, Deep Dasgupta, Anjum Chopra, Ian Bishop, Alan Wilkins, Mbangwa, Nicholas Knight, Danny Morrison, Simon Doull, Matthew Hayden, Kevin Pietersen
Kannada: Srinivasa Murthy P, V Bharadwaj, B Chipli, GK Anil Kumar, V Prasad, V Krishnamurthy, S Goni, Vinay Kumar R
Tamil: Muthuraman R, Radhakrishnan Sreenivasan, B Balkrishnan, RJ Balaji, S Badrinath, A Mukund, S Ramesh, KV Sathyanarayanan, K Srikkanth
Escape: Scott Styris, Gramme Swann, Brian Lara, Ajit Agarkar.