Noida, October 20, 2021: ABP News organized a star-studded cricket conclave ‘Vishwa Vijeta Dubai Conclave 2021’ in the lead up to the T20 World Cup in the UAE. The mega on-ground conclave was held at the iconic Burj Plaza, amidst the towering backdrop of Burj Khalifa, in Dubai on October 17, 2021. ABP News’ first ever international cricket conclave set into motion the much-anticipated encounter between arch-rivals India and Pakistan on the 24th of October at the T20 World Cup.
The star-studded panel discussions included legendary cricketers from India and Pakistan who shared their playing experiences while analyzing the historic nature of this contest. The Indian side was represented by India’s World Cup winning captain, Kapil Dev along with Mohammad Azharuddin, Dinesh Karthik (member 2007 T20 WC Winning Team) and Atul Wassan. The Pakistani side included Aaqib Javed, Mohammad Amir, Younis Khan (Pakistan’s 2009 T20 WC Winning Captain) and legendary batsman Zaheer Abbas.
The event ‘Vishwa Vijeta Dubai Conclave 2021’ witnessed engaging anecdotes of the past encounters between the participating cricketers which helped the audiences relive those glorious moments from the past. The sessions were full of competitive yet fun filled friendly banter between the panelists who pointed out India’s magnificent unbeatable record in the World Cup tournaments against Pakistan with India enjoying a 5-0 superiority.
The experts also spoke about the absence of bilateral cricketing ties between India and Pakistan. They expressed hope that with Imran Khan, Pakistan PM, at the helm, the resumption of cricketing ties between the two countries would take place sooner than later.
The discussions also touched upon Virat Kohli’s decision to quit captaincy, and how will it impact the Indian cricket team. Furthermore, the panelists praised MS Dhoni for taking up mentor’s role of the Indian team for the T20 World Cup. One of the sessions also covered how Indian Batting can withstand Pakistani bowling attack and how it will decide the Oct 24outcome.
The conclave was the first such initiative by ABP News and highlighted its increasing focus in promoting sports. The network has made significant investments in expanding its sports coverage, as highlighted by its recent live streaming of the PGTI golf tournament and the prestigious JP Atrey cricket tournament on ABP Network’s digital platforms.
Commenting on the ‘Vishwa Vijeta Dubai Conclave 2021’ and ABP News’ growing focus on sporting events, Avinash Pandey, CEO of ABP Network, said, “We at the ABP News value our audiences strong interest in sporting activities and events. Over the last few years we have been aggressively looking towards ramping up our offerings in the sports segment while not remaining restricted to cricket. This is evident from our in-depth coverage of the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics, our coverage of golfing events and our strategic partnership with the Pro-Kabbadi League. Continuing on this mission, we will aim to offer our audiences with similar national and international level programming where we can interact with leading athletes. The ‘Vishwa Vijeta Dubai Conclave 2021’ is a shining example in this regard, where the living legends of cricket like Kapil Dev, Mohammad Azharuddin, Aaqib Javed, Younis Khan and Zaheer Abbas came together to share their expert analysis on the upcoming T20 World Cup.”
ABP News’ ‘Vishwa Vijeta Dubai Conclave 2021’ will be aired exclusively on October 22 and 23, 2021, on ABP News.