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Star Sports renews exclusive broadcast rights for EPL till 2022

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Star Sports will broadcast over 250 Premier League games LIVE across the network and beam all 380 games LIVE on its digital platform Hotstar

Mumbai: For the past two decades, Star Sports, India’s leading sports broadcaster has continued to entertain football fans in India with top flight English football. On Friday, Star Sports announced that it will continue its partnership with Premier League for the next three years running up to the 2021-22 season.

The renewal reinforces Star Sports’ and Hotstar’s commitment to football in India, with the best of global and Indian football action. Star Sports will broadcast more than 250 Premier League games LIVE across the network and beam All 380 games LIVE on Hotstar.

Commenting on the partnership, Gautam Thakar, CEO, Star Sports, said, “We are excited to continue our partnership with the Premier League and are proud to showcase the best of football on Star Sports. As the home of sports, we are delighted to bring the Premier league to passionate fans in India and look forward to many fantastic seasons of football in the years ahead.”

Premier League director of broadcasting, Paul Molnar said, “We look forward to continuing to work with Star to make the best Premier League action available to the many passionate football fans in India who closely follow our clubs and the competition.”

The world’s most watched league will continue to showcase the talent of Kevin De Bruyne (Man City), Mo Salah (Liverpool), Paul Pogba (Man United), Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal), Harry Kane (Tottenham) on the field with Pep Guardiola (Man City), Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), Unai Emery (Arsenal) and Ole Gunnar Solskjær (Man United) orchestrating the team movements from off the field. The quality of play continues to get better in the league with promoted teams putting up a challenge.

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Adidas launches Official Match Ball for FIFA 20 Global Series

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New Delhi: Global sports apparel giant Adidas and Electronic Arts have unveiled the official match ball for the EA Sports FIFA 20 Global Series on the road to the FIFA eWorld Cup.

The match ball will debut on pitch during a competitive event at the FUT Champions Cup Stage I in November.

Speaking about the EA Sports FIFA 20 Global Series, Vice President of Global Brand Communications, Florian Alt said: “With the growth of eSports, we’re seeing a whole new category of athletes emerge, whose game requires a unique set of skills, training and mindset. We are just as committed to helping support their game, through innovative partnerships, specially designed products, as well as physical and mental training tools to help enhance their game.”

For ultimate realism, enhanced ball physics, featured in EA SPORTS FIFA 20, will be on full display with the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 adidas match ball. Enhancing the physical and digital connection even further, the ball will react differently to individual pitch types and stadium locations, such as turf, pristinely kept grounds or ravaged rainy fields. The ball’s shadow will also appear on screen to show the spin.

The adidas EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series ball is available now and can be unlocked via FIFA Ultimate Team packs, or by watching the first FUT Champions Cup on 8th November. The digital ball will not be available to buy in physical form.

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Adidas unveils global ‘Tango League’ in Mumbai

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Former Indian Footballer, Robin Singh with local kids from Dharavi at the adidas Tango League in Mumbai

The initiative starts with 64 teams participating from across the city

New Delhi: After three editions in Delhi, global sportswear giant adidas has launched Tango League in Mumbai.

The initiative is conceived to boost the rising fever of football in India. The league was hosted at St. Andrew’s Football Turf in Bandra, Mumbai and saw 64 teams across 3 categories – Women/ Under 18/ Over 18/ battling in a five-a-side format taking the excitement quotient to a whole new level.

After gaining a remarkable fan base in Delhi, the brand brought the globally acclaimed concept to the Creators in Mumbai, giving the football freaks in the city a never seen before avenue to explore.

The league, is a celebration of the city’s street football culture and is an aim to encourage young talent to chase their passion for the game. The highlight of the league in Mumbai was the all women’s tournament which saw adidas further dial up its efforts of driving inclusivity and equal opportunity for all athletes, irrespective of gender.

Staying true to their belief of ‘changing lives through the power of sports’, adidas also hosted teams from Dharavi at the League thereby furthering their efforts to level the playing field.

Apart from enjoying a highly competitive and intense football tournament, young footballers also got to test their skills in the 1V1 Panna cage battles and 60-second skill circuits, which garnered a lot of attention amongst the players present there.

Present at the event, Indian footballer and adidas asset Robin Singh said: “The adidas Tango League is an extremely popular urban football concept in India and across the globe. I wish I had something like this when I was growing up in football. With brands like adidas coming forward and facilitating such grass root efforts, the league is a boost for city amateurs”

As the global leader in football, adidas continues to promote and nurture grass-root football in India by bringing innovative concepts to bring football closer to Indians. adidas Tango League serves as the most disruptive hunt for the amateur players that standout both on and off the pitch.

Commenting on the event, Manish Sapra, Senior Marketing Director, adidas India, said, “adidas understands its responsibility as the global leader in sports.

“We aim to work with and serve athletes of all skill levels. So whether it’s a young girl or a boy or a pro athlete, we want to inspire them through unique sport experiences to drive individual growth, helping create a better future.”

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CEAT signs bat endorsement deal with cricketer Shreyas Iyer

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 New Delhi: CEAT Ltd, a leading Indian tyre manufacturer has signed a bat endorsement deal with Indian Cricket’s rising star ‘Shreyas Iyer’. Shreyas will now be a valuable addition to the team CEAT, which boasts of stars like Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal and Harmanpreet Kaur. The CEAT logo will be prominently donned on the bats used by the agile right-hander in all formats of the game henceforth.

Commenting on the latest development, Anant Goenka, Managing Director, CEAT Ltd, said, “With IPL and CEAT Cricket Awards, we continue to believe in Cricket’s ever growing popularity. We are delighted to have Shreyas Iyer on board, representing our brand across all formats of cricket. We welcome him to the CEAT family and hope that he continues to succeed on and off the field.”

Speaking on the occasion, Shreyas Iyer said, “It is my pleasure to be associated with CEAT that has always supported and boosted cricket in the country. I am looking forward to this longstanding relationship with CEAT and continuing to excel in the game, making many more great memories on the field.”

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