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UC News: Scribes Padampati Sharma & Vivek Shukla hired for cricket commentary

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MUMBAI: UCWeb, an Alibaba Mobile Business Group company, has announced Padampati Sharma and Vivek Shukla as official commentators for its news platform, UC News. The veteran journalists will help UC News users with expert opinions, insights and sharp analysis of the final matches of the eighth edition of Global Cricket Championship being held in England and Wales on 14, 15, and 18 June 2017.

Talking on the latest announcement, Alibaba Mobile Business Group's UC News head Bruce Zuo said, “Indians love cricket and technology platforms like UC News are playing a crucial role in amplifying it and making it a shared phenomenon. We are committed to bring an enriching experience to our users and in line with the same announce Sharma and Shukla as official commentators on UC News. Both are known names of sports journalism and bring credibility and strong understanding on the cricket arena. We are hopeful that our millions of users will enjoy the experience.”

Senior sports journalist and UC News We-Media blogger Shukla adds, “I feel honoured and appreciate We-Media for giving me an opportunity to bring ongoing Cricket tournament’s insights to the large base of cricket fans. I look forward to introducing a unique experience to the UC News users and help them stay updated on the key happenings on- ground.”

“Writing and cricket have always been my biggest passions and with We-Media platform I get to relive it. The platform enables me to be an independent writer and alongside retain the sharp reporting attributes of a journalist. I am excited to be in this phase of life where I get to connect with millions of users on UC News who share the common interest in Cricket,” said senior sports journalist and UC News We-Media blogger Sharma.

Sharma and Shukla have been the known faces of Hindi Journalism. Both of them have been in a part of active journalism for over three decades and were associated with key media including Dainik Jagran, Amar Ujala, The Times of India, etc.

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