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MUMBAI: Sportainment channel Sony Six has bagged the broadcast rights for the newly franchised-based Golf Premier League in association with Aamby Valley City.
Six will provide live coverage for GPL which saw Rs 38.3 million being pumped in by teams on buying players. The inaugural edition of the tournament will be held from 8-10 February.
Speaking on the occasion, Golf Premier League Co-founders Shiv Kapur & Neeraj Sareen said, ?We are extremely pleased to join hands with Sony Six which is one of the most credible channels for sports in India. We believe that the format of play during the GPL will be interesting for live viewing and are confident of the reach that Sony Six can provide as a platform to help us take golf to a larger audience in India.?
Pearls is the title sponsor of the tournament, which will see eight teams lock horn to bag the top honours.
MSM CEO Man Jit Singh said, ?The Golf Premier League is an important step towards the evolution of golf as a popular spectator sport in India. I am sure that the unique format, coming together of world-class players and other exciting aspects including day and night golf will make for a compelling viewing for our audience."
MSM COO NP Singh said, ?The Golf Premier league will bring together some of the top golfers from Asia including the cream talent of Indian golfers for the first time in India .We are proud to announce our association with Golf Premier League as the official broadcast partner."
Sony Six will telecast live play across all three days of the event to be hosted by the Aamby Valley City to showcase some of the world?s top players including Darren Clarke, Angel Cabrera and Michael Campbell competing with local and Asian champions including Shiv Kapur himself.
The format will include three rounds with two day-night rounds of stroke play and the final round being on the best-ball format. Each round will be played over a 14 holes shorter format. This is the first time day-night competition has been adopted in professional golf in Asia. The telecast will also include live commentary by Vijay Amritraj, Shaili Chopra and Brandon de Souza and will be played at the picturesque Aamby Valley Golf Course.