IPL 2021 anchors and hosts: The SportsRush presents for you the complete list of Star Sports’ hosts and anchors for IPL 2021.
The biggest cricketing carnival around the world is all set to begin in the form of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League. The first IPL 2021 match will be played between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Banaglore in Chennai on Friday.
After the previous season being played in the UAE, IPL 2021 has returned to India as the 52-day tournament will be played across six venues namely Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bengalouru and Kolkata.
With no matches scheduled to take place in Hyderabad, Jaipur and Mohali as of now, this will be the first time when teams are playing in India but won’t get to play at their home grounds.
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In what will be the last season before a mega auction and most probably a couple of more teams, players would be keen to make a mark in a bid to retain their place either via direct retention or through a Right-to-Match card.
IPL 2021 anchors and hosts
As was the case last season, host broadcaster Star Network has arranged bio-secure environments for its crew. Contrary to a single bio-secure facility in Mumbai last year, Star will be preparing the same across all the six venues in IPL 2021.
As far as the presenters for this season of the IPL are concerned, Star has pretty much persisted with the same tried and tested team. Fans must note that renowned hosts such as Suren Sundaram, Kira Narayanan, Suhail Chandok, Nashpreet Kaur, Sanjana Ganesan, Jatin Sapru, Tanya Purohit, Anant Tyagi, Dheeraj Juneja and Neroli Meadows will be hosting various shows during IPL 2021.
Hotel quarantine 3.0 done & dusted!
54km around my hotel room… and, thanks to @kdjudd15 – 600 dips, 1200 push-ups, 1200 shoulder taps & 2400 crunches.
— Neroli Meadows (@Neroli_Meadows) April 6, 2021
Having skipped IPL 2020 after giving birth to a baby boy last year, seasoned presenter Mayanti Langer won’t be a part of Star’s IPL 2021 team as well. Having covered multiple major sporting events, Langer will undoubtedly be missed by her plentiful fans.
“I’ve had what we call a pandemic pregnancy and my baby is a pandemic baby. I had to be completely isolated since I was in the high-risk category during my pregnancy, so as of now I am not thinking about a career or going back to work,” Langer was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times last month.