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Ex-cricketer Inzamam-Ul-Haq to host TV show

The channel has signed up former Pakistan skipperto host a special series planned to cover the India-Pakistan cricket series.

tv Updated: Nov 05, 2007 18:58 IST

Zee News has signed up former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-Ul-Haq to host the special series planned to cover the forthcoming India-Pakistan cricket series. The dynamic cricket icon will host Junoon 2007 for Zee News. This is the first time ever that Inzamam will host a television show.

The deal with Zee News covers the entire series between India and Pakistan. Inzamam goes on air on Zee News this evening at 6 pm. Commenting on this association, Zee News Editor, Mr.Satish K Singh said, "It is a matter of great honour to have a cricketing icon like Inzamam on board".

"We look forward to seeing him in action behind the camera for the first time ever, having grown up with him in awe of his batting and leadership prowess. We are confident that through his expertise, he is going to make the daily coverage of the cricket series on the channel interesting and interactive."

Inzamam will also be participating in live phone-ins prior to and after the day's match. Viewers will get to speak to him directly through this level of interactivity. Junoon 2007 will give some in-depth coverage through various segments across its programming genre.

Haq Se Poocho allows viewers to put their questions across directly to Inzamam-ul-Haq through e-mail, sms or by calling. Mohalla Cricket Wala will have a reporter going to a cricketer's mohalla and will show a snippet of his performance in the past along with his personal background.

A special show Turning Point With Inzamam-Ul-Haq is a daily 2 minute capsule, where Inzamam will explain the turning points of the match.

A Day With Inzamam will show Inzamam going to various tourist places in India and share his emotions with the viewers. Apart from these, regular bulletins will keep the viewers updated on the happenings of the match.

First Published: Nov 05, 2007 18:41 IST