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Dhoni to promote English football across India

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.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni at Adelaide Oval

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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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About James Buttler

James was Media Manager at Yorkshire County Cricket Club from 2006 before becoming a freelance sports journalist and broadcaster full-time in 2010. He has covered cricket in the UK and also toured the Caribbean, South Africa and UAE. He's a Yorkshire fan, but developed a soft spot for Otago Volts during the CLt20 2013. He hasn't got a favourite player, but says, "If I could have been anyone else, I'd have been Rahul Dravid - pure class". James is a cricket badger and not ashamed to admit it.

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