Doordarshan to telecast T20 World Cup

New Delhi, Jun 3 (PTI) Prasar Bharati on Monday announced that it will telecast the ongoing T20 World Cup, the Paris Olympics and Wimbledon on its DD Sports channel.

The announcement was made by Prasar Bharati CEO Gaurav Dwivedi during an interaction with the media here.

Prasar Bharati also launched a special anthem ‘Jazba’ for the T20 World Cup.

Doordarshan announced that live, deferred live and highlights of the Paris Olympics from July 26 to August 11 and the Paris Paralympics from August 28 to September 8 will be telecast on the channel.

It will also telecast India’s tour of Zimbabwe from July 6 to 14 where they will play five T20Is after the T20 World Cup, it said in a statement.

India’s white-ball series in Sri Lanka from July 27 to August 7 will be telecast by DD Sports, it said.

The finals of the French Open and Wimbledon will also be telecast by Doordarshan.

Prasar Bharati Chairman Navneet Kumar Sehgal said Doordarshan has reached an understanding with leading global sports bodies like NBA and PGTA for showcasing their content on DD Sports.

“Prasar Bharati is in advanced stages of negotiations with different sports bodies and agencies to showcase different sports leagues and properties on its sports channel,” Sehgal said.

The T20 World Cup consisting of 55 matches began on June 2 and will be played over 28 days, across nine venues in the West Indies and USA.

A record 20 teams are divided into four groups and the format will see 40 first-round matches before the Super Eight stage to identify the four semifinalists.

The semi-finals will be staged in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana, with the summit clash in Barbados on June 29.

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