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Ten Sports to cover India-WI series

Ten Sports will have live coverage of the series starting May 18.

india Updated: May 13, 2006 21:33 IST

Ten Sports will have live and exclusive coverage of India's cricket tour of the West Indies which includes five one-day internationals and four Test matches.

The ODI series, which features only day matches, starts on May 18 and the first two games will be played in Jamaica. The third will take place at St Kitts while the last two would be staged in Trinidad.

The Test series starts on June 2 in Antigua after which the series moves on to St Lucia and St Kitts before concluding in the contest in Jamaica.

In addition to the live coverage, Ten Sports will also telecast its studio show, 'Straight Drive', hosted by Sanjay Manjrekar. The other guests in the studio at various times during the tour will be Ian Chappell, Desmond Haynes, Javagal Srinath and Allan Border.

The programme will be shown during the pre-match build-up (for 90 minutes), and later during the lunch and tea breaks during Test matches, and the mid-innings interval in ODIs.

On-air commentary during the series will be done by Ian Bishop, Tony Cozier, Jeffrey Dujon, Dean Jones and Laxman Sivaramakrishnan.

The first two ODIs start at 8:00 pm IST, while the remaining three begin at 7:00 pm IST. The first three Test matches will start at 7:30 pm IST, while the final Test will begin an hour later.