ISL-3 off to colourful, star-studded start

first_imgGuwahati, Oct 1 (PTI) The third edition of the Indian Super League got off to a colourful start with a star-studded opening ceremony even as the fans, wearing their passion for the game on their sleeves, descended at the Indira Gandhi International Stadium to witness the gala ceremony here today. With a host of celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment in attendance, the half-an-hour long ceremony had the spectators at the jam-packed stadium in thrall. A carnival atmosphere filled the air as the ceremony showcased the cultural diversity and spirit of the eight sisters before familiar foes Northeast United FC and Kerala Blasters resumed their rivalry on the pitch. Besides the cultural part, act 1 also featured a bevy of Bollywood stars gyrating to hindi chartbusters, while all the franchise owners were called on to the stage one by one. Bollywood heartthrobs Alia Bhatt, Jacqueline Fernandes and Varun Dhawan, along with about 500 performers rocked the stadium in the short, yet spectacular, show. The local flavour was injected by the famed Shillong Chamber Choir who have enthralled audiences across the globe. Alia, Jacqueline and Varun set the stage ablaze with their scintillating acts and took selfies with ISL founding chairperson Nita Ambani, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, Indian Olympic silver medallist shuttler P V Sindhu, actors Ranbir Kapoor, John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan and cricketing ace Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Sindhu performed the ceremonial kick-off. The franchise-based league will be played across eight cities over the next 11 weeks. Nita had words of appreciation for the northeast regions contribution to sport, especially football, in recent years. “Northeast has been the epicentre for sports in India and its always a pleasure to be here. Northeast has produced great sports personalities like MC Mary Kom, Bhaichung Bhutia and now the latest sensation Dipa Karmakar,” Nita said in her address. She added, “I am pleased to inform that the ISL grassroots initiative has reached 1.3 million children over the last two years. Its a significant progress and we are committed to continue investing in Indias grasstoots football development.” PTI AH CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

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West Indies vs Bangladesh, Live Streaming: When, Where, How to Watch World Cup 2019 Match on Live TV and Online Coverage

first_imgAfter suffering two defeats in their last three fixtures, both West Indies and Bangladesh will aim to return back to winning ways when they face each other in their crucial World Cup tie at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton here on Monday.Both teams announced themselves at the ongoing tournament with convincing victories, but have failed to build on to that success.After beating Pakistan in their tournament opener, Windies have failed to live up to the aggression and lost their next matches against Australia and England. Their bowlers have performed reasonably well in all their matches, but it’s their batting which has left the fans disappointed.On the other hand, Bangladesh’s success has revolved around Shakib al Hasan. The number one ODI all-rounder has not only performed with the bat and has been the backbone of Bangladesh batting.What TV channel and live stream is the World Cup 2019 match West Indies vs Bangladesh on?Match number 23 of World Cup 2019 between West Indies vs Bangladesh can be viewed on – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 in Hindi, Star Sports HD. Hotstar.com and Hotstar app will live stream all the games.Where will the World Cup 2019 match between West Indies vs Bangladesh be played?The World Cup 2019 match West Indies vs Bangladesh will be played at Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton from 3 PM IST on Monday, June 17.Where can I watch the World Cup 2019 match West Indies vs Bangladesh live?The match between West Indies vs Bangladesh will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.advertisementWhere can I check the online live updates of the World Cup 2019 match West Indies vs Bangladesh?You can follow our coverage for West Indies vs Bangladesh here – https://www.indiatoday.in/sportsWhat are the squads for the World Cup 2019 match West Indies vs Bangladesh?Squads:West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(w), Ashley Nurse, Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas, Shannon Gabriel, Sheldon CottrellBangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Mithun, Abu Jayed, Mosaddek HossainAlso Read | Kuch fitness nai, kuch nai: Pakistan fans blame burger for defeat to IndiaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Bhuvneshwar Kumar ruled out of next 3 games with hamstring injuryAlso Seelast_img read more

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