Friday, July 16, 2010

List of Live TV Channels for India vs Sri Lanka Test Series 2010

India and Sri Lanka are going to face each other in a 3-match test series starting from 18 July with the first test being kicked off at Galle. The next two matches will be held at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground and P. Sara Oval stadium respectively in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.

Cricket fans of both sides are expecting a highly entertaining affair between the two sides. India was defeated by host Sri Lanka 2-1 in 2008, but the Indians took revenge in 2009 defeating Sri Lanka 2-0 at home.

Sri Lanka may have some home advantage, but given the fact that India is used to playing at the same condition back home, it seems Sri Lanka may not have a considerable edge over the visitors. Both sides have some quality players who would like to dominate over the oppositions and pull the string for their teams.

Sri Lanka would look to emulate their 2008 success, while India would try to continue their recent good performance in test cricket. There is another reason this test is significance. Sri Lanka’s legendary off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is going to retire from test cricket after the end of the first test at Galle. Muralitharan is the leading wicket taker in both test and ODI formats of the game. In test cricket, he needs 8 more wickets to reach the landmark of 800 wickets.

So, cricket fans have a lot to reasons to be excited with the test series. A number of television channels are going to telecast the matches live for their viewers. Here is a list of TV channels who are going to cover the series:

Ten Sports

Ten Sports holds the official TV rights of the test series. So, all of the three matches would be broadcast live on Ten Sports. Ten Sports has a large amount of viewers in South Asia as well as in the Middle East. So, the cricket fans of these two regions would be able to enjoy the series live on Ten Sports.

Experts like Dean Jones, Arun Lal, Charu Sharma and Sanath Jayasuria are going to join the Ten Sports studio to share their match analysis with the viewers, while Tony Greig, Ranil Abeynaike, Roshan Abeysinghe, Mike Haysman and Russell Arnold will be giving their commentary on the live actions. So, cricket fans can expect quality coverage from Ten Sports television channel.

Commonwealth Broadcasting Network (CBN)

Cricket fans in Canada can watch all the matches of the test series live on CBN television channel. Owned by ATN (Asian Television Network), CBN is a Canada-based digital cable TV channel. As it is a pay channel, cricket fans would have to be subscriber to enjoy the series live. To know more information, visit the following link:

Super Sports

South Africa-based Super Sports TV channel would also bring the live action of the series between India and Pakistan for its viewers. Super Sports is perhaps the most popular sports channel in South African and some other African countries. The multi-sports channel is relatively new, but it already has the experience of covering big cricket tournaments like Twenty20 World Cup and Champion Trophy.

Overall, the test series seems to be very eventful. Both sides feature some young players who would try to give their best in their attempt to cement their places in their respective teams.

1 comment:

  1. Which channel is broadcasting test series in UK?