India’s cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will promote English Premier League football for the sports channel, which beams the games live across the country, the channel said on Thursday.
Dhoni will serve as “brand ambassador” for the Star Sports channel, which said in a statement it plans to launch Hindi-language commentary for the first time for over 100 EPL games this season.
Dhoni, a Manchester United fan, said he was delighted to be associated with the Premier League. “Soccer is extremely exciting and very close to my heart,” he said in a press release from Star Sports. “I was a goalkeeper during my schooldays. Even today, I play soccer to warm up for key cricket matches. If I am not busy with cricket, I am always busy with the Premier League during week-ends.”
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