STAR Cricket to air India-England Encounters this June

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New Delhi : STAR Cricket, the dedicated 24 hours Cricket channel from ESPN STAR Sports, is launching an array of special programs in the run-up to the much anticipated Indian tour of England 2011. Starting June 1, the sports channel is launching 3 new programs ‘India Victorious’, ‘Taking Guard England’ and ‘Super Centuries’ which will showcase key Indian high points from the rich cricketing history between arch rivals India & England. The sports broadcaster plans to launch more India England specific programming with a new set of titles - ‘Flashback England- the 2000s’, ‘Signature Sourav’ & ‘Sunil Gavaskar 40 Not Out’ in the month of July 2011. The thirteen episode long ‘India Victorious’ will revisit great wins of Team India in England from the time when Ajit Wadekar led the country in 1971 to Anil Kumble ’s series winning side in 2007. The first episode of the series will be telecast on June 01, 2011. ‘Taking Guard England’ would be a 13 episode series which will look at India’s successful tours to England from 1971 to 2002. The series will feature cricket experts Sunil Gavaskar & Ravi Shastri. The show has been hosted by Alan Wilkins and Harsha Bhogle. 8 episodes of ‘Super Centuries’ will showcase the most memorable hundreds scored by Indian batsmen on English soil. Each episode will cover three centuries from three different eras. From Sandip Patil’s onslaught in 1982 to Sunil Gavaskar’s magnum opus in 1979 to Dilip Vengsarkar’s treble to Ajit Agarkar’s brilliant effort at Lord’s in 2002, cricket fans will be able to relive some great batsmanship from the past.

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