MUMBAI: Underscoring its position as the home of cricket, Hotstar, India’s largest video streaming platform, is the exclusive partner for the Paytm Ranji Trophy 2017-18.
The Ranji Trophy, now in its 84th season, kicked off on October 6th with the group stage matches.
This season of the Trophy is especially exciting as sees a long list of Indian cricket stars in action – Ravichandran Ashwin, Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay, Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, to name a few.
Commenting on the development, a Hotstar spokesperson said, “Hotstar has made large strides in providing a breakthrough sports viewing experience with innovations like the Fangraph and Key Moments. While the viewing devices could be individual, these innovations provide a more social and connected sports viewing experience, which raises the bar for a sports enthusiast. We are very excited to be the exclusive home of the Paytm Ranji Trophy this year.”
“The Ranji Trophy has an illustrious and long history in India, and this season should be especially exciting considering the number of India’s international players that are going to be turning out for their teams. Given Hotstar’s cricket viewing experience, we are very excited to partner with them for this season of the Paytm Ranji Trophy”, added a BCCI spokesperson.
The tournament, played between 28 teams from across India, moves into quarter finals on December 7th, with the final matches slated between December 29th 2017 and January 2nd 2018. The tournament will be available, exclusively on Hotstar starting from the qualifier matches.