BCCI on Monday announced the move on Twitter. DD Sports will broadcast the 2000s cricket rewind tomorrow onwards. Doordarshan has planned to broadcast matches on DD Sports every day till April 14.
Prasar Bharati CEO thanked the BCCI for sharing the archival footage and highlights of select matches produced by DD during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
The chance to relieve some of the classics from the game of cricket will help entertain the people of India who are homebound due to restrictions around the country to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Tri-Series India, Australia, New Zealand 2003, South Africa Tour of India 2000, Australia Tour of India 2001, West Indies Tour of India 2002, Australia Tour of India 2001, and Sri Lanka Tour of India 2005 will aired on DD Sports over the next 7 days. 20 matches from the above series will be aired.
|S.No||Name of the Series||Detail of the Match||Date of Telecast||Timing|
|1||IND vs AUS, Match No. 2||10 AM to 12 NOON|
|2||AUS vs NZ, Match No.3||07.04.2020||2 PM to 4 PM|
|3||IND vs AUS, Match No.4||4 PM to 6 PM|
|4||TRI SERIES||AUS vs NZ, Match No.5||10 AM to 12 NOON|
|5||INDIA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND 2003||IND vs NZ, Match No.6||08.04.2020||2 PM to 4 PM|
|6||(HIGHLIGHTS)||AUS vs NZ, Match No.7||4 PM to 6 PM|
|7||IND vs AUS, Match No.8||10 AM to 12 NOON|
|8||IND vs NZ, Match No.9||09.04.2020||2 PM to 4 PM|
|9||IND vs AUS, Final||4 PM to 6 PM|
|10||IND vs SA, 1st ODI||10 AM to 12 NOON|
|11||SOUTH AFRICA TOUR OF INDIA (2000)||IND vs SA, 2nd ODI||10.04.2020||2 PM to 4 PM|
|12||(HIGHLIGHTS)||IND vs SA, 3rd ODI||4 PM to 6 PM|
|13||IND vs SA, 4th ODI||11.04.2020||10 AM to 12 NOON|
|14||AUSTRALIA TOUR OF INDIA (2001)||IND vs AUS, 1st ODI||2 PM to 4 PM|
|15||(HIGHLIGHTS)||IND vs AUS, 3rd ODI||4 PM to 6 PM|
|16||WEST INDIES TOUR OF INDIA (2002)||IND vs WI, 1st ODI||10 AM to 12 NOON|
|17||(HIGHLIGHTS)||IND vs WI, 4th ODI||12.04.2020||2 PM to 4 PM|
|18||IND vs WI, 5th ODI||4 PM to 6 PM|
|19||AUSTRALIA TOUR OF INDIA (2001)||IND vs AUS, 2nd Test||13.04.2020||10 AM to 12 NOON|
|(HIGHLIGHTS)||Kolkata||2 PM to 4 PM|
|4 PM to 5 PM|
|20||SRI LANKA TOUR OF INDIA 2005 (HIGHLIGHTS)||IND vs SL, 3rd ODI||14.04.2020||10 AM to 6 PM|
DD Sports ratings are likely to touch new heights with this move. Doordarshan last week broke new records with the re-airing of Ramayana. Ramayana with DD National was the highest-rated show in urban and megacities. The show was the all-time high among serials in Hindi GEC since 2015.