MUMBAI: The low cost international carrier Air India Express will sponsor 60th edition of Santosh Trophy. The tourney will be called Air India Express Santosh Trophy.
Zee Sports will telecast the 16 matches from the quarterfinals onwards live. John Helm and Russell Osman have been roped in as commentators.
The 60 th Santosh Trophy 2005 is being held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode and Kochi in Kerala.
The cluster-leg, which kicked off today, will go on till 10 November in Thiruvananthapuram and Calicut, while the final round with the quarterfinal league, semifinals and final would be held in Kochi from 11 November to 20 November. In total 32 states and government institutions will take part in this year's tournament, informs an offical release.
The telecast package will include preview and review shows, half time match analysis and various studio programming. The coverage will involve more cameras, more replays, new commentators and a new graphic look.
With the aim of creating a distinctive identity for every major domestic tournament, a new logo of Air India Express Santosh Trophy was also unveiled.
Zee Sports mixes entertainment with sports again here. There will be music and dance performances by renowned bands during the half time and in between the two matches. Special performance by Zeebra's will done to entertain the crowds before the start of each match.
Zee Sports has launched a special section on Indian football will on its website www.zeesports.co.in. This provides soccer fans with the latest team news, match scores, statistics and player profiles, as well as exclusive player interviews and photo galleries. There will be interactive sections, which will include chat rooms, video clips of matches, online games, wallpapers and ring tones, the release adds.