One hopes for the broadcasters sake that it is much better than
the specials they had before and after each World Cup match in March
where the experts cracked inane jokes. ESS commentator Alan Wilkins
will present Best Of The Day. This will have highlights of
the day’s play with an interactive analysis by Geoffrey Boycott
and Ravi Shastri.
The analysis will take the sessions one after the other. This will
be telecast on Star Sports at 8 pm and will be repeated on ESPN
at 11:30 pm. The first test is played from 8-12 October and the
second from 16-20 October. This will be followed by a triangular
series involving Australia as well. What plans ESS has up its sleeve
regarding that remains to be seen.
Of course viewers can catch live action on Doordarshan. The rights
for India cricket will shortly be coming up for grabs. Besides DD
Sahara is also said to be a hot contender on account of its close
proximity to the team.