Renowned sports news channel Sky Sports announced Dinesh Karthik as one of the names in its celebrated commentary panel for The Hundred. The Hundred, which was supposed to take place in 2020 initially, had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. At present, it is likely to occur in July this year, with eight teams taking part in it. Dinesh Karthik will join his Asian colleagues in Zainab Abbas, Wasim Akram, and Kumar Sangakkara.
Along with Dinesh Karthik, Kumar Sangakkara and Wasim Akram, the other candidates are Andrew Flintoff, Kass Naidoo, Jacqueline Shepherd, Stuart Broad, Kevin Pietersen, Tammy Beaumont, Daren Sammy, Mel Jones, and Lydia Greenway. The team selected for The Hundred will join Sky Sports’ regular men like Nasser Hussain, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Rob Key, Ian Ward, David Lloyd, Nick Knight, Mike Atherton, and Mark Butcher.
The fans would be able to tune in to all 68 games on Sky Sports’ dedicated channel Sky Sports The Hundred, alongside Sky Sports Mix. Sky Cricket’s Youtube channel would also stream live all the women’s and men’s fixtures. Sky Sports’ coverage would comprise of build-up, live-action and post-match analysis, with all the action, drama, and entertainment live from the stadiums across the United Kingdom.
Sky Sports’ Cricket Director excited to launch The Hundred in England this summer:
Bryan Henderson, the Director of Sky Sports Cricket, remains excited ahead of launching The Hundred and expects some thrilling matches to take place across England’s stadiums. Henderson anticipates that the tournament would inspire more women to take up cricket and announced the introduction of fresh graphics and new technology to facilitate better coverage.
“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 are a completely fresh graphics look and some exciting new broadcast technology. We very much hope you enjoy the coverage,” Henderson said as quoted by Rediff.