Already riding high on confidence with kickass response from the viewers regarding their revolutionary makeover to cricket centric channel, Star Sports India has decided to push their ambitious cricket shows, cramping for space on Star Sports 1,2,3,& 4, on their General Entertainment Channels viz. Star Plus, Star Gold, Star Movies & Star World.
Talking exclusively to Faking News, Star India MD said, “We are delighted to say that our makeover has been widely appreciated and taking further step in the same direction we have decided to allot space for our new cricket centric programs on our GECs.”
Describing about the new programming he told,”Star Plus will feature a program WAG Power in which cricketer WAGs (Wives & Girlfriends) will be describing Indian WAGs how to synchronize their lives with cricket.
This will be telecasted 24 times a day. Star Gold will be dedicated exclusively to veteran cricket fans. We have bought exclusive rights for Under 90s Cricket World Cup to be held in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Star World will feature nail biting encounters from domestic matches in emerging cricketing nations such as Nepal, Canada, Bhutan, Uganada, North Korea and Somaliya. But wait, our biggest surprise is Star Movies which will telecast biggest blockbuster documentaries and movies like Chamakata Cheema (documentary on famous Canadian Cricketer Hassan Cheema), Basanti ka Basanta (short film on Nepal’s star cricketer Basanta Regmi) and A Bat Between Two Balls (record setting Somalian film on cricket revolution in the country)”.
On asking why only cricket & not other sports like football, he said,”Football fans are in minority and we don’t want to be branded as pseudo seculars with minority appeasement.You see we have revolutionized the lives of people in India. People now think of perfect peeing/pooping after watching repeated shows of Perfect Pujara. This is like a dream come true.”
Interestingly, rival sports channels are dubbing this move as a conspiracy to own entire cricket viewership in India. SET India CEO said, “They (Star) want to make cricket as their private property. But we won’t back down. We already have IPL. We will buy the exclusive rights of Somalia Premier League, Nepal Premier League and North Korea Premier League for our GECs.”
With this rivalry getting hotter, viewers in India should brace themselves for more & more cricket action on their television.