Suresh Raina & Ravi Shastri back on Disney Star’s IPL broadcast panel

Disney Star has announced an eminent panel of 85 commentators for the upcoming IPL season

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Published: Mar 23, 2022 12:53 PM  | 3 min read

Disney Star, the official broadcaster of the Tata IPL 2022, has announced an eminent panel of 85 commentators for the upcoming season. The 15th edition of the TATA IPL will feature some of the best commentators across languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali, and the newly added Gujarati feed.

Former India coach Ravi Shastri makes a comeback to the Star Sports commentary panel while Suresh Raina, Piyush Chawla, Dhawal Kulkarni, and Harbhajan Singh are all set to make their debut. Mayanti Langer Binny too makes a comeback after a gap of two years.

To bring fans closer to all the exhilarating action from TATA IPL 2022, Disney Star will telecast this season across nine languages. The inclusion of Gujarat Titans this season has seen the introduction of a new Guajrati feed for the fans as part of the overall offering. An immensely popular voice on the radio, Dhavnit Thaker, who also is a Gujarati actor and singer, will team up with Nayan Mongia and Manprit Juneja among others in the Gujarati commentary team.

On the announcement of the commentary panel, Sanjog Gupta, Head – Sports, Disney Star said, “Disney Star is proud to present the megacast for TATA IPL 2022 which entails nine live feeds. Our endeavour is to serve fans a feature-rich broadcast focussed on enhanced storytelling, regional customisation, expanded programming and innovations. A rich pool of talent is integral to this endeavour and for Tata IPL 2022, we have a really exciting line-up, comprising seasoned commentators as well as first-time experts, who will add real-time insights, fresh perspectives and renewed excitement to the tournament across the Star network & Disney+ Hotstar."

Former India coach and cricketer, Ravi Shastri, part of the commentary panel, said, “I am excited to be back in the commentary box after five years and associate with Star Sports for one of the world’s most popular sporting leagues, TATA IPL. Star Sports has always leveraged technological innovations to provide an immersive experience and I look forward to interacting with IPL players as well as the fans remotely during the game.”

Former India cricketer, Suresh Raina, part of the Hindi commentary panel, said, “After being part of the IPL since its inception in 2008, I am excited to associate with the league in a new avatar, as part of the IPL Hindi commentary panel for Star Sports. Over the years, the Hindi commentary has done an incredible job which has resulted in its popularity and I am looking forward to being a part of this new journey with the start of TATA IPL 2022 from March 26.”

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