UCWeb, an Alibaba Mobile Business Group company, on Wednesday, announced Padampati Sharma and Vivek Shukla as official commentators for its news platform, UC News. The veteran journalists will offer expert opinions, insights and sharp analysis of the final matches of the eighth edition of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 being held in England and Wales on 14th, 15th and 18th June 2017.
Talking about the latest announcement, Bruce Zuo, Head-UC News We-Media, Alibaba Mobile Business Group, said “Indians love cricket and technology platforms like UC News are playing a crucial role in amplifying it and making it a shared phenomenon. We are committed to bring an enriching experience to our users and in line with the same announce Padampati Sharma and Vivek Shukla as official commentators on UC News. Both Padampati and Vivek are known names of sports journalism and bring credibility and strong understanding on the cricket arena. We are hopeful that our millions of users will enjoy the experience.”
Vivek Shukla, Senior Sports Journalist and UC News We-Media Blogger, adds, “I feel honoured and appreciate We-Media for giving me an opportunity to bring ongoing Cricket tournament’s insights to the large base of cricket fans. I look forward to introducing a unique experience to the UC News users and help them stay updated on the key happenings on ground.”
“Writing and cricket have always been my biggest passions and with We-Media platform I get to relive it. The platform enables me to be an independent writer and alongside retain the sharp reporting attributes of a journalist. I am excited to be in this phase of life where I get to connect with millions of users on UC News who share a common interest in cricket,” said Padampati Sharma, Senior Sports Journalist and UC News We-Media Blogger.
Sharma and Shukla arerenowned faces of Hindi journalism. Both have been active in journalism for over three decades and were associated with key media including Dainik Jagran, Amar Ujala, The Times of India, etc.