The FunAsia Network (FAN) is all set to bring the cricket excitement to the UAE’s airwaves as the 16th Edition of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) kicks off on the 31st of March 2023. Don’t forget to tune in to experience amazing stories and get to know the quirky side of the game on BIG 106.2 FM and Talk 100.3 FM.
The TATA IPL is the biggest event in the history of the sport and is enjoyed each year by millions of fans around the world as ten teams comprising of the biggest names in Indian and International cricket come together to battle it out for the coveted TATA IPL Trophy over 74 matches spanning across nearly two months of non-stop cricket action!
The FunAsia Network is taking this excitement to the next level by providing ball-by-ball commentary throughout the tournament on its stations:
- Talk 100.3 – FAN’s unique Asian-English Hybrid talk radio station which is the home of news, sport and conversation that has previously hosted the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and TATA IPL 2022 in a similar fashion.
- BIG 106.2 – FAN’s Asian radio station which is the No. 1* most listened to radio station in Dubai [*As per IPSOS 2022 Research].
Listeners can tune in to Talk 100.3 and BIG 106.2 to catch every ball of the action, with expert analysis and commentary.
“We’re delighted to be bringing the TATA Indian Premier League to our listeners,” says Sunny Ahuja, Business Head, Fun Asia Network. “We know that there is a huge appetite for cricket in this region, and we’re committed to providing the very best coverage of this exciting league. We’re also thrilled to be working with such a talented commentary team. Further, celebrating the 40th anniversary of India’s 1983 World Cup Win, we have a special guest, from the winning squad on the airwaves.”
The media, guest and listeners will get a chance to meetMr. Syed Kirmani, who played a crucial role in India’s triumph in the 1983 World Cup will be part of the commentary team as an expert and will raise the entertainment quotient with his witty and insightful observations of the Tata IPL games. A former Indian Cricketer, Kirmani was awarded the Padma Shri in 1982 for his contribution to the Gentlemen’s game. His portrayal in the movie “83” was an instant hit and caught on with the social media community leading to countless memes and viral content making him popular with the younger generation.
Don’t forget to tune in to experience amazing stories and get to know the quirky side of the game on BIG 106.2 FM and Talk 100.3 FM. Live broadcast starts 5:30 PM for evening games & 1:30 PM for day games on match days.