Mumbai, 29 February 2016 – Cricbuzz, a leading cricket information destination on web and mobile, has today announced the signing of Indian cricket legend, Virender Sehwag as its in-house Expert for the forthcoming ICC World T20, which kicks off on 8th March, 2016. Sehwag will headline Cricbuzz’s video wraparound show throughout the course of the tournament.
Sehwag, who has appeared as a panelist on several television-based cricket shows, will be making his first appearance on a wraparound show for a website. As part of this engagement, Sehwag will provide his expert opinion for the World T20 matches and will also answer questions from Cricbuzz users around the world. Fans of the ace cricketer also have the chance to interact with him on the website’s Facebook page, which currently boasts of over 6.5 million users.
Commenting on the partnership, Virender Sehwag said, “I love the T20 format. This brand of cricket reminds me of my playing days. I am looking forward to donning the role of an expert on Cricbuzz during the ICC World T20. Cricbuzz has been India’s No. 1 cricket destination for quite some time now and I am hopeful that my fans in India and around the world will enjoy watching my video analysis on Cricbuzz.”
Mr. Pankaj Chhaparwal, CEO, Cricbuzz said, “ICC World T20 being the biggest cricket tournament of 2016, Cricbuzz wanted to offer something special to its users. Virender Sehwag is a legend of the game and we are excited to have him on board as our expert. A few lucky fans will also get an opportunity to meet Viru personally. We are confident that this partnership with Sehwag will further establish Cricbuzz’s leadership in the cricket space.”
Cricbuzz will also hold a contest for the existing and new users of the app, whereby a select few users across India stand to win a chance to meet Sehwag, at a meet and greet event. To participate in the contest, fans need to have the Cricbuzz app installed on their phone. Cricbuzz will then pick a few winners from across the country by way of a lucky draw.
The Cricbuzz app is available to download through the Play Store for Android, the iOS App Store, the Microsoft Store for Windows Mobile and the Blackberry World.