Mumbai: Channel2 Chairman, Ajay Sethi won the T20 franchise, Port Elizabeth for the Global T20 Destination League to be held in South Africa later this year. Cricket South Africa T20 Global Destination League, 45 days citywide festival centered on Cricket, Fun & Entertainment organized a Bidding ceremony for their 5 teams: Johannesburg- The Wanderers, Durban-Kings mead, Pretoria- Centurion Cape town – Newlands, Port Elizabeth – St Georges Park.
Mr. Ajay Sethi, a visionary that he is realized that the amalgamation of cricket and Bollywood has proved to be a success. A big leap in the era of Sportainment. Thus the Chairman of Channel2 with the ability to think ahead of the game won the bet and accredited Port Elizabeth in arena.
Commenting on the occasion, Ajay Sethi said, “Port Elizabeth is a beautiful city revolving around the ocean and is deeply entrenched with interesting cricketing history. I am very pleased and proud to represent this city as my franchise team. In the coming weeks we look forward to working very closely with the Mayor and City Council and out together a robust plan of action aimed to create value for both the city and the team. In addition, I would like to extend my thanks to CSA accepting our bid and giving us an opportunity to become a part of this exciting T20 Global League journey. This tournament is about the fans, the players, rekindling the magic and reviving the battles, between bat and ball, between heart and mind, showing the world what makes this game extraordinary. Today is momentous occasion and it is for us to seize the moment and come together to witness the global cricket South Africa.”
Channel2 Corporation Group based in Dubai is the Brainchild of entrepreneur, Mr. Ajay Sethi. During his illustrious career Channel2 has reached unbounded heights. Channel2 has the Global audio broadcast rights, till 2023, for all ICC events, including the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Women’s World Cup 2017 as well as the ICC World Cup 2019.
Given the mass appeal of sports across the globe, Mr. Ajay Sethi’s goal is to intertwine the vivacity of sports along with the glamour of entertainment that is backed by superior technological solutions offering top quality news broadcast content. The growing importance of Digitization and Virtual Reality (VR) is going to change the game as we know it and Channel2 is at the center of it, bringing in the change.
Mr. Sethi is the co-owner of Kensville Golf Course in Ahmedabad, founder and co-owner of Singapore Slammers IPTL team with Sunil Gavaskar. Channel 2 has long term association with South Africa and have sold TV rights to SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) from BCCI in 2009.
A Broadcast pioneer with the 1st Hindi terrestrial channel outside India, Mr. Sethi has dedicatedly pursued his passionate interest in sports by launching the first ever Radio over the internet – Cricket Radio a Revolution in the field. His obsession with sports also extends to other sports like Football, Tennis, and Golf.