IPL 2021 has been suspended for two weeks, and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) leading wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik has decided to pursue a new career. The Indian cricketer will commentate in the English & Wales Cricket Board’s much-anticipated upcoming league, The Hundred.
The official broadcast partner, Sky Sports, has unveiled its star-studded talent line-up for The Hundred, with Karthik joining Andrew Flintoff, Stuart Broad, Kevin Pietersen, and Kumar Sangakkara on the commentary panel.
The much-anticipated league is scheduled to start on July 21st. Sky Sports has released a line-up of A-list talent for its broadcast of the summer’s main sporting event. The Hundred’s LIVE Broadcast will be hosted by Andrew Flintoff, Kass Naidoo, Zainab Abbas, as well as Jacqueline Shepherd.
Dinesh Karthik, Stuart Broad, Kevin Pietersen, Tammy Beaumont, Darryl Sammy, Mel Jones, Wasim Akram, Lydia Greenway, and Kumar Sangakkara will be among the cricketing stars in attendance.
Bryan Henderson, Director of Sky Sports Cricket stated, “We are so excited to help launch this fantastic new tournament this summer. It’s going to be an incredible standard of cricket played at some of the best grounds in the world and everyone’s invited. Hopefully the competition will inspire many girls and boys to pick up a bat and ball. We’ve put together an amazing line up of presenters and commentators; there’s a completely fresh graphics look and some exciting new broadcast technology. We very much hope you enjoy the coverage.”
The Sky Sports team will be providing exciting coverage of The Hundred tournament to the fans. The build-up, live-action, and post-match analysis will all be covered live from cricket grounds across the UK, with all the action, drama, and entertainment. Sky Sports’ dedicated channel Sky Sports The Hundred, as well as Sky Sports Mix, will broadcast all 68 games live. On the Sky Cricket YouTube site, all women’s matches and a sizeable number of men’s games will be broadcasted online.
Nasser Hussain, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Rob Key, Ian Ward, David Lloyd, Nick Knight, Mike Atherton, and Mark Butcher will all be a member of the group recruited for The Hundred.