Mumbai: The Unimoni Asia Cup 2018 promises to be an unparalleled cricketing spectacle as India’s leading sports broadcaster – Star Sports, offering fans dedicated programming starting September 2nd leading up to the highly anticipated tournament of neighbours from the Asian subcontinent.
The list of special programming includes, Follow the Blues, Star Sports’ flagship property. An exclusive show for cricket fans around the world to follow their favourite men in blue and follow their off-field journey in a never seen before avatar. For Unimoni Asia Cup, three special episodes will be aired on September 16th, 23rd and 30th respectively.
In addition to the Follow the Blues, riding on the success of the surround programming for Vivo IPL 2018, Star Sports has curated a host of other non-live and surround programming for the upcoming Unimoni Asia Cup.
‘Opening Spell’- non-live shows to be broadcast between 8am to 10am
(Shows to be broadcast on SS1 Hindi and SS First)
Game Plan – Padosi Se Panga: Expert from each team, does a SWOT for their respective teams / team focus shows
Cricket Countdown: Shows based on performances in Asia cup across teams (Close finishes/ Upsets/ Records/Celebrations/Performances/Moments)
best of Asia Cup:Stories capturing the drama and excitement of key Asia Cup Matches –
Theme 1- The best of India vs Pakistan in the Asia Cup
Theme 2- Legends of Asia
Theme 3- Close encounters
Theme 4- Rise of Afghanistan
Theme 5- Rivalry
India Vs Pakistan Special: The best encounters between India and Pakistan over the years.
Sledge Hammer: Best of Sledging Moments between the Asian neighbours
Frenemies: 3 episodes showcasing conversation between 2 players talking about their rivalry moments and camaraderie during competitive cricket
During the tournament:
Match highlights: 7 am
Daily shows: Match Point (English) and Cricket Countdown (Hindi) at 9.30 am
Follow the Blues: Three special episodes on September 16th, 23rd and 30th
The Live coverage of Unimoni Asia Cup 2018 will be aired exclusively on the Star Sports network and Hotstar in English, Hindi and Tamil.