Mumbai: Star Sports, the official television broadcasters of the TATA IPL 2023, announces the highly anticipated national finale of the record-setting Incredible Premier League School Quiz. This ground-breaking initiative has captivated young cricket fans throughout the country, igniting their passion as the ongoing marquee tournament reaches its business end. One of the key highlights of the Incredible IPL School Quiz has been its seamless integration with the IPL broadcast, incorporating the engaging "Incredible Question of the Day" feature. This interactive component has challenged young minds and deepened their connection with the league they love.
The national finale of the Incredible IPL School Quiz is set to take place on Tuesday, 23 May 2023, at 5 PM, in the Star Sports studio in Mumbai.
This eagerly awaited event will serve as the thrilling culmination of the quiz, where the top eight teams from across the nation will showcase their skills and compete for the coveted championship title. The response to the quiz has been overwhelming, with a remarkable surge in viewership among children aged 2 to 14 years across all editions of the IPL.
The Incredible IPL School Quiz will be further enhanced by the presence of some of India's former cricketers, who will serve as mentors to inspire and guide the finalists. Star Sports takes immense pride in involving young cricket enthusiasts from every corner of India through the Incredible IPL School Quiz. This endeavor has provided a unique platform for kids to showcase their cricketing knowledge and created a significant avenue for brands targeting this specific consumer cohort.
Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh will mentor the teams representing the North Zone, consisting of Deepak Memorial Academy in Sagar and St. Anthony’s Senior Secondary School in Udaipur. Esteemed former India cricketer S. Sreesanth will mentor the teams from Kenbridge School in Gulbarga and Delhi Public School in Hyderabad, representing the South Zone. The East Zone will be represented by DPS, Kalinga, and DPS, Dimapur, mentored by the legendary former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan. Lastly, Manibai Gujarati High School in Amravati and Our Lady’s School in Mumbai will represent the West Zone under the guidance of former India cricketer Yusuf Pathan.
West Zone mentor Irfan Pathan said, “It’s heartening to see young kids travel from across the country for the finale! This has been a wonderful initiative to engage the young fans and give them a platform to showcase their love for the league we love! I’m excited to be associated with the West Zone and am looking forward to the finale!”
South Zone mentor Sreesanth said, “Having spent some time with the teams, it’s clear to see they’re pumped to be here! This quiz and the upcoming finale have served as the perfect stage for the young fans who follow every ball of our very special league to flaunt their knowledge! I can’t wait for the finale and hopefully one of my teams will take the trophy home!”
The heat is on, and not just on the field!
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) May 21, 2023