T20 Mumbai League ropes in Young Creative Services as its creative partner

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Young Creative Services, a Mumbai based full services agency has been appointed as the official creative partner for the T20 Mumbai League by league manager Probability Sports.

The agency has been mandated as the creative architects for their campaign the ‘League of Cricketkars’ ad campaign and the ‘Aamhi Mumbaikar, Aamhi Cricketkar’ positioning strategy for the T20 Mumbai League.

Anup Kotekar, co-founder and Director, YOUNG Creative Services, said “The campaign has been created very interestingly by integrating the ethos of Mumbai, it’s passion for cricket and Sachin Tendulkar who is the league ambassador. The concept of Mumbaikars being Cricketkars forms the central pillar of the entire campaign. Apart from being a very believable statement given Mumbai’s dominance of the game the unique thought and the campaign will ensure that the T20 Mumbai League is able to differentiate itself and carry forward the positioning through the coming years”

While the T20 Mumbai League is all geared up for its first edition and is being touted as the much-awaited platform for budding cricketers from the city, the advertising blitzkrieg being launched by the league seems to be the perfect platform for homegrown creative talent from the city to showcase its creativity.

Elaborating further on their approach toward the campaign, Wilfred Fernandes, founder and director, YOUNG Creative Services said, “As an ad agency have always tried to create communication that is disruptive but yet connects with the audience at the core level. We do his by focusing our thinking process on the central campaign thought and then weaving creatives once that is cracked. The current campaign for the T20 Mumbai League is an outcome of this approach of ours and we are happy that it has resonated well.”


India vs New Zealand Live Streaming Video ICC World Cup T20 2016

India vs New Zealand Live Streaming Video ICC World Cup T20 2016

The main action of the ICC World Cup T20 2016 has kicked off with hosts India taking on New Zealand in Nagpur on Tuesday.

Team India has been in good form in international T20 cricket games, having recently won the Asia Cup in Bangladesh and before that, beating Sri Lanka, and blanking Australia 3-0 in Australia. The Men in Blue start the ICC World T20 2016 as favourites due to this good form and because the tournament is being held in India.

If you want to watch the ICC World T20 2016 cricket tournament live online, you can follow this guide to find out how in India and pretty much everywhere else across the world, including USA, UK, Australia, South Africa and other countries.

How to live stream ICC World T20 2016 India vs New Zealand in India
All the World Cup 2016 matches will be broadcast live on Star Sports’ TV channels. You can also watch all the India matches, and all the matches from the knockout stage onwards, on the state broadcaster, Doordarshan. If you don’t have a TV you can catch the games online via Star Sports or the Star Sports apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile. The games might be on a 5-minute delay, but it’s free to watch, and the stream is of very high quality, so there’s not much to complain about.

How to live stream ICC World T20 2016 India vs New Zealand outside India
If you don’t live in India, you can still watch the ICC World T20 2016 cricket tournament live online.

Willow TV is the official broadcaster of the ICC World T20 2016 in the USA, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. You can watch the world cup online via its apps for Android, iOS, or Windows Mobile.

If you live in the England, Wales, Scotland, or Republic of Ireland, Sky Sports is the channel you want for ICC World T20 2016. The full TV schedule is listed here and if you want to catch the games online, you can go to the Sky Go website or download its Android or iOS apps. If you don’t have a Sky subscription, you can get a contract-free day, week or month pass via Sky’s Now TV.

Fox Sports network and Network 9 have the broadcast rights for live coverage of the ICC World T20 in Australia. To watch it live online you need a Foxtel Play subscription; more details available on the Fox website. You can also catch it via Channel 9.

New Zealand
Sky Sports will air the ICC World T20 2016 in New Zealand and you can watch them online via Sky Sports 1, and Sky Sports 3 channels. You need a Sky Go subscription for this, which you can purchasehere.

If you are in Pakistan you can watch ICC World T20 2016 via Ten Sports or PTV Sports. The latter airs all matches for free (only for Pakistan residents) online here.

South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa
SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6 are the channels you want if you’d like to catch ICC World T20 2016 in South Africa. You can catch the games live online here. The same network will also broadcast the matches live in the following regions: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros Islands, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, St Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaire, and Zimbabwe.

india-in-new-zealand-1-640.jpgSri Lanka
SLRC’s Channel Eye will broadcast all ICC World T20 2016 matches live in Sri Lanka.

Three channels will broadcast ICC World T20 2016 cricket matches live in Bangladesh – Maasranga TV, Bangladesh TV and Gazi TV. Maasranga TV lets you watch the game live online.

If you are in Canada, ATN is the channel you want to catch for live coverage of ICC World T20 2016.

Middle East and North Africa
OSN has the rights for broadcasting ICC World T20 2016 in Middle East and North Africa. You can catch the games live here if you live in any of these regions: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, West Bank and Gaza, Western Sahara, and Yemen.

Rest of the world
According to an FAQ section in the apps, Star Sports’s apps will also be live steaming ICC World T20 2016 cricket matches in the following regions: Albania, American Samoa, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bouvet Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Congo, Cook Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, East Timor, Estonia, Europe (generic), Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Guernsey, Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Japan, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mayotte, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Palau, Philippines, Pitcairn, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Helena, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Georgia/South Sandwich Isl., South Korea, Spain, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Province of China, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tokelau, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, USA Minor Outlying Islands, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City State, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna.

ESPN and ESPN 2 are listed as the ICC World T20 2016 broadcasters for a long list of regions too. These include Antarctica, Argentina, Aruba, Ascension Island, Belize, Bolivia, Bonaire, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Saint Barthélemy, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Anguilla, Tortola, Montserrat, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, and Turks & Caicos Islands.

If you don’t live in any of the regions above, you might want to check if the live stream is available on Star Sports’ Hotstar website as it is marked as the official broadcaster for “rest of the world” in ICC’s listof official World Cup broadcasters. If your broadcaster isn’t listed here, feel free to check the ICC list to find out how to watch ICC World T20 2016 live online.

Where are you watching the T20 World Cup 2016? Let us know via the comments.

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Reliance Jio to offer free Wi-Fi at 6 stadiums for T20 World Cup

Reliance Jio, Mukesh Ambani, Shah Rukh Khan, 4GMukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio will offer free Wi-Fi services during the T20 World Cup across six stadiums in the country.

The services, under the name JioNet, would be available to the spectators of the cricket matches in Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi, Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali and HPCA stadium in Dharamshala, company officials said.

Kotla has a capacity to seat 40,000 spectators, Eden Gardens has 68,000, and Wankhede has a capacity of 33,000.

About 650 access points have been installed at Ferozshah Kotla apart from 50 small cells to support 4G services once it is commercially launched. In other stadiums as well, an average of 600 access points for Wi-Fi services have been established, while in the Kolkata stadium, around 1,100 points have been installed to give users seamless services.

The network is supported by 100 Gbps backhaul to ensure 15 Mbps speed for about 40,000 spectators during the matches. The service will be complimentary for people and offer unlimited access. Currently, JioNet Wi-Fi service is available in a few airports and tourist spots.

The company, which soft-launched its 4G services in December last year, has given free SIM cards to all its employees. The commercial launch of the service is yet to happen.

JioNet was made operational at Wankhede stadium during the India-South Africa one-day series in April 2015, where the company witnessed record data usage. “We supported connectivity for about 30,000 people in Mumbai. At any given point, 20,000 people were continuously connected on JioNet. It was delivering speeds of up to 35 megabits per second,” said an official.


India vs Sri Lanka: Boys in Blue aim to bolster credentials ahead of World T20

India vs Sri Lanka: Boys in Blue aim to bolster credentials ahead of World T20
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After the convincing 3-0 win in last month’s Twenty20 series in Australia, the home series against Sri Lanka that starts on Tuesday must seem like a mere formality for an Indian side high on confidence. However, if history suggests anything at all, this series will be anything but a stroll for the home side.

India have a 3-3 record against Sri Lanka in this format, but it is their World Cup record against the islanders that will prove worrisome for MS Dhoni’s men. Rewind to the 2014 World T20 final – it was Lasith Malinga’s men who broke their final hoodoo to triumph over Dhoni’s boys in Dhaka.

The Indians did not fare much better in the 2010 World T20 when they succumbed to a last-ball finish in Gros Islet, St. Lucia in a group stage match. Being played a mere month before the World T20, this series against the world’s No 3 T20 side is a good chance for the home side to prove their title credentials, especially considering that they have been drafted into a tough group alongside Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan.

For one man in particular, this series will be more about redemption than anything else. Yuvraj Singh endured a horror show against the Lankans in the 2014 final, eking out a 21-ball 11 during the most crucial part of the innings, leading to India sub-par total.

Back in the squad and having had a fairly decent series against Australia, the Punjab left-hander will look to settle scores once and for all. The 33-year-old looks like he has got a new lease of life but he will still have to perform to retain hopes of getting into the final World Cup T20 squad. Fail to do so, and no doubt, the vultures will start circling again.

Finding the right combination

India’s best player in Australia, Virat Kohli, has been given a well-deserved rest. This will give captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni the chance to tinker with his middle-order to find his best combination. Although Suresh Raina, Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Dhoni pick themselves in the squad based on past exploits and current form, India’s middle order still remains a worry with the finisher’s positions – numbers five, six and seven far from settled.

Shikhar Dhawan for one will be looking to cement his place in the final XI for the World Twenty20. The opener has had an up-and-down season so far. With Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Ravindra Jadeja and new boy Hardik Pandya all jostling for places, the competition is fierce.

Pawan Negi, the 23-year-old rookie who was selected for this series in place of Kohli, must be feeling confident after being sold for a whopping Rs 8.5 crore at the Indian Premier League auction on Saturday. Negi did well in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament, where he scored 173 runs for Delhi and bagged six wickets in nine matches. Rishi Dhawan, Gurkeerat Singh Man and Umesh Yadav miss out, while Manish Pandey and Bhuvneshwar Kumar get a look in.

A return of two veterans

This will also be an intriguing tale of two returning 36-year-old pacers. While Ashish Nehra played all the three T20 matches against Australia, Dilhara Fernando will return to the Sri Lankan squad after almost two years on the back of his performances in the domestic Premier T20 tournament. Fernando finished as the third highest wicket-taker with 11 wickets at an economy rate of 8.40.

His experience will be key considering that Malinga and Mathews are out owing to injuries and the Lankans just lost a recent T20 series to New Zealand 2-0. Leading the side in Malinga’s absence will be Dinesh Chandimal. An injury to Tillakaratne Dilshan also means that wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella has been called up to the squad and most probably will play the first match.

One player to watch out for will be middle-order batsman Dasun Shanaka, who set the domestic T20 tournament alight with his performances. Spinner Ajantha Mendis still does not find a place despite a good show with the ball (12 wickets) in the same tournament.

In comparison with the World Twenty20 and the Asia Cup thereafter, this may look like a low-key series. But, Dhoni will not mind – it gives him an opportunity to play around with his team and figure out his winning combination. In many ways, this will be the perfect starter for the delectable main course that is coming up next month.