ESPN STAR Sports salutes Indian Sporting heroes on Independence Day

New Delhi, August 10, 2006: ESPN Star Sports, will showcase some of the most memorable moments in the history of Indian sports this Independence Day. Keeping up with the spirit of Independence Day, the leading broadcaster will relive glorious moments in Indian sports for viewers across the country in a specially produced programming initiative.

Explaining the initiative, ESPN Software India Pvt Ltd Managing Director R C Venkateish said, "ESPN Star Sports has always looked at initiatives to redefine its offerings to the audiences. This Independence Day, keeping up with the spirit of patriotism, we will be showcasing some of the most memorable sporting events in Indian history, the moments that have done India and Indians proud at the international level."

ESPN will showcase India's cricketing glory against England, symbolic to India overturning the British Empire to attain Independence. The 1986 series, where Kapil Dev led and Vengsarkar inspired India won two Test matches; the 1971 series, where India's spin trio had England in a web; the historic 1983 World Cup semi final and the record chase by Indians against England in the NatWest series final, the day will feature some of the best talent in some of the keenly contested matches in the cricketing history of India.

Star Sports will be showcasing some of modern India's finest moments with modern day Indian sporting icons such as Narain Karthikeyan, Shiv Kapur, Sonjay Dutt, Sania Mirza, Mahesh Bhupathi doing India proud at the international level at individual and team sports.

The schedule as per date, time, event and channel are as follows;


15th August (0800-1200) 1986, England vs. India, 1st and 2nd Test

15th August (1200-1800) Headingly Special

15th August (1800-2000) 1971, England vs. India, Test Series

15th August (2000-2100) News (India and Asia)

15th August (2100-2200) 1983 World Cup, Semifinal, England vs. India

15th August (2200-2300) News repeat

15th August (2300-0030) The Natwest Series, Final, England vs. India

On Star Sports -

15th August (0800-0900) TNA Monthly India Specials- Sonjay Dutt

15th August (0900-1000) 2006 Formula One- Narain Karthikeyan

15th August (1000-1100) Volvo Masters of Asia- Shiv Kapur

15th August (1100-1200) Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships- Sania Mirza

15th August (1200-1800) India Glorious- Adelaide Special

15th August (1800-1900) TNA Monthly India Specials- Sonjay Dutt

15th August (1900-2000) Philippines Open- Sneha

15th August (2000-2100) Indian Legends- 1983 World Cup final

15th August (2100-2200) Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships- Mahesh Bhupathi

15th August (2200-2300) TNA Monthly India Specials- Sonjay Dutt

15th August (2300-0000) 15th Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Cup

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