National Geographic to air special series 'Inside IPL'

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Television channel National Geographic later will this year air a special series that will reveal the facts behind the massive machinery of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The series - Inside IPL - will answer several questions of the Indian cricket fans and explain the inside story of the IPL.

The IPL features 54 days of cricket, 76 matches, nine teams, 12 venues and more than a 100 million spectators and TV viewers, bringing together cricket, business and entertainment to create an exciting concoction.

From the organisation and preparations for the IPL 2013, to its execution, management, broadcast, players and fans, Inside IPL will give viewers a never-before peek into the making and shaping of India's largest annual sporting spectacle.

Reputed for taking audiences where they have never been before, National Geographic Channel's 'Inside' series showcases the world's most restricted places and behind-the-scenes moments from some of the world's greatest events.

Speaking about the series, managing director of National Geographic Network Keertan Adyanthaya said, "IPL is more than just a cricket tournament with hundreds of millions of people and billions of rupees being involved. 'Inside IPL' promises to be the viewer's front-row seat and backstage pass to the frenzy, passion and excitement behind this one-of-a-kind sporting and entertainment event."

Speaking about the association with National Geographic, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said, "We are very excited to be associated with a prestigious brand like National Geographic for a special series on the IPL. For the team behind the IPL, this is a fabulous opportunity to showcase to the league's loyal fans, the hard work and dedication put forth to make their favourite sporting event a reality."

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