The forthcoming IPL 2023 player auction will take place in Kochi on Friday afternoon, and the panellists for Star Sports are Ian Bishop, Tom Moody, Aaron Finch, Simon Katich, and Irfan Pathan. The IPL 2023 player auction will be aired on the network in five languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.
Along with Mayanti Langer, Bishop, Moody, Finch, and Katich—all of whom have experience with the IPL in broadcasting, playing, and coaching capacities—will be present for the English stream.
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In the Hindi stream, Pathan, a former left-arm bowler for India who had previously played for six IPL clubs, will discuss auction tactics and player recruiting with Aakash Chopra, Amol Mazumdar, and Jatin Sapru.
Big Names To Be Part Of Different Panels During IPL Auction
“This year’s auction panellists on Star Sports have been handpicked to provide the best insights to our viewers. These are some of the most proficient experts in the cricket domain, with years of experience not only on the field and team management but are also technically sound in auction strategies and tactics.”
“Our English language feed boasts of names like Ian Bishop, who is arguably among the creme de la creme in the cricket world with an indelible profile that speaks volumes of his stature.”
“Tom Moody and Simon Katich, who were crucial members during the auction strategy of various IPL teams and Aaron Finch, one of the most decorated cricketers in Australia, who has represented a record nine IPL franchises in his career,” said a Star Sports spokesperson in an official release.
MSK Prasad To Appear On Telugu Channel Of Star Sports To Cover IPL Auction
Lakshmipathy Balaji, Sadagoppan Ramesh, and Subramaniam Badrinath will appear on the Tamil broadcast, while Venugopal Rao, MSK Prasad, and Ashish Reddy will appear on the Telugu channel. Vijay Bharadwaj, Srinivas Murthy, & Balachandra Akhil will be featured on the Kannada feed.
“For our regional feeds, we have MSK Prasad, who brings with him years of valuable experience as the former Chief Selector of the Indian National Team, L Balaji, who was one of India’s leading spearhead in his time and began his career in coaching with Chennai Super Kings, and Irfan Pathan, who has been the mentor-cum-coach of Jammu & Kashmir cricket team which has the maximum representation in this year’s auctions.”
“Cumulatively, these legends of the game will be able to thoroughly analyze every auction strategy that franchises adopt and provide fans a well-informed view of how their favourite team fared at the auction,” added the Star Sports spokesperson.
For INR 23,575 crore earlier this year, Star India secured TV rights for the IPL seasons 2023–2027 in the Indian subcontinent. IPL TV rights have been in their possession from the 2017–22 season. In September 2017, their winning offer of INR 16,347.50 crore covered both TV and digital.