OSN brings the ICC Champions Trophy live and exclusive with cricket legends Michael Vaughan, Waqar Younis, Zaheer Khan and Daren Sam
All the action live only on OSN Sport Cricket HD and OSN Play from June 1
Dubai, UAE; May, 2017: OSN, the region’s leading entertainment network, is hosting a world class line up of legendary cricketers in Dubai, who will provide expert analyses during the ICC Champions Trophy, live from the OSN studios. This complements the live and exclusive coverage of all 15 matches from the much-anticipated tournament only on OSN Sport Cricket HD beginning June 1.
Cricket fans also have the option of enjoying the action on-the-go on the award-winning online TV platform, OSN Play. Defining its credentials as the region’s leading online streaming platform.
Hosted by veteran sports presenter Jim Rosenthal, OSN’s studio panel will see legendary England batsman and Ashes winner Michael Vaughan once again give his expert views alongside ex Pakistan coach and fast bowler Waqar Younis. Dehli Daredevils Captain and Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan and West Indian all-rounder and winning captain of two ICC World T20 tournaments and winner of 2017 Pakistan Super League with Peshawar Zalami, Daren Sammy complete the outstanding line-up.
“As the home of cricket in the region, OSN takes pride in delivering a panel of pundits that resonate with our diverse audience and who add extra value to our to OSN’s live and exclusive coverage of the ICC Champions Trophy. We have a world class team of experts who will provide a unique insight and most of all entertain our subscribers during the most eagerly awaited cricket tournament of the year, assuring a huge qualitative difference for cricket-lovers,” said Andy Warkman, SVP, Sport & Sports Production.
The live analysis of this year’s tournament will feature the panel of cricket legends speaking directly from OSN’s Dubai studios. They will analyse on-pitch action and share their expertise from the first match to the last. The first match will see England battle Bangladesh from 12.30pm (UAE time) and then on Sunday 4th it’s time for the massive India v Pakistan game from 12.30pm (UAE time) only on OSN Sport Cricket HD.
OSN Sports Cricket HD is the region’s first 24/7 high definition cricket channel covering all the major series and tournaments including the IPL, The Ashes and ICC World T20. Fans can use join the conversation by using #OSNCT17 on Twitter and Instagram. Find out more at: http://www.osn.com/en-ae/watch/tv-schedule/sports/cricket
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