Star Sports to air curtain raiser to India-Pak series

MUMBAI: STAR Sports presents Sarhad Paar, a curtain raiser to the historic India-Pak series all set to telecast the third Sportsline special on 1 March 2004 at 7.30 pm.


The 24 minute special hosted by Sujata Padmanabhan and shot in the backdrop of Kashmir talks to current and ex cricketers from India and Pakistan, as India begins its tour of Pakistan

The programme will address the issue of the sport inciting passion that can easily put the much-talked about Australia-England rivalry to shame, but also its power to build bridges between soldiers and common villagers alike living across the huge barbed wire fences.

The show will include views from Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, pace bowlers Zaheer Khan, Laxmipati Balaji and Irfan Pathan, newcomers Rohan Gavaskar and Akash Chopra, veterans Ajit Wadekar, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, E A S Prasanna and Laxman Sivaramakrishnan and Pakistani cricketers like Ezaj Ahmed, Saeed Anwar and Mustaq Mohammed.

The programme also touch upon the two teams' peculiar advantages and disadvantages, both in the five one dayers starting March 13 and the three test series starting March 28..

April 2004 series is the first complete Indian tour of Pakistan.

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