Six months after the 13th edition of IPL finished successfully amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the 14th season of the marquee T20 league will get underway from Friday. Defending Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore will kickstart the proceedings in Chennai from the 9th of April. Ahead of the event, Star Sports have announced the presenters’ and anchors’ list.
IPL 2021, a 52- day tournament, will take place across six cities in Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, and Kolkata behind closed doors amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Similar to the previous season, the Star Sports Network holds the sole broadcasting rights and would stream the fixtures in eight different languages in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, and Marathi.
The list of presenters for the 14th season of IPL includes Kira Narayanan, Jatin Sapru, Neroli Meadows, Anant Tyagi, Suren Sundaram, Dheeraj Juneja, Bhavna Balakrishnan, Nashpreet Kaur, Suhail Chandhok, Anubhav Jain, Radhakrishnan Sreenivasan, Sanjana Ganesan, Muthuraman R, M Anand Srikrishna, Vindhya Medapatti, Neha Chowdry, Reena Dsouza, Kiran Srinivasa, Madhu Mailankody and Tanya Purohit.
Mayanti Langer decides to skip IPL 2021 as well:
One of the notable missing presenters is Mayanti Langer, who has been a constant presence in hosting the pre-match and post-match shows of various cricketing tournaments. After not featuring for the IPL 2020 in the UAE, Langer will skip the upcoming edition as well. The 36-year old conceded that since she had a baby boy recently, she wishes to spend time with him.
“I’ve had what we call a pandemic pregnancy and my baby is a pandemic baby. I had to be completely isolated since I was in the high-risk category during my pregnancy, so as of now I am not thinking about a career or going back to work,” Langer told Hindustan Times.