Raahil Chopra
Dec 04, 2010

Must watch on TV: Cricket, cricket and more cricket

Also watch Storyboard on CNBC TV18.

Must watch on TV: Cricket, cricket and more cricket

If you plan to spend your weekend sitting at home and watching the television, there’s a high chance of you bumping into some cricket action.

If you’re an early riser and happen to flip across to STAR Cricket at 5:30 am on Saturday or Sunday, you’ll see day two and three of England taking on Australia in the second Test match at the Adelaide Oval. Going into the weekend, England seem to be the happier of the two teams, with a brilliant bowling performance dismissing Australia for 245 at the end of day one.

If the level of performance at the Ashes dips (high chance it won’t), and the red cherry with the whites gets monotonous, switch over to NEO Cricket to see blue taking on black in the third ODI. India can wrap up yet another series win at Vadodara on Saturday, by taking an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five match ODI series. The game begins at 9:00 am.

There’s more cricket action scheduled for the weekend, with the ongoing third Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka. With rain dominating the action at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, high chance you’ll witness any Live action there. Incase you do plan to check on it, tune into TEN Cricket at 10:00 am on Saturday as well as Sunday.

Further, football fans shouldn’t get too worried by cricket dominating the television in the early hours of the weekend. There’s a full round of Barclays Premier League football to look forward to.
Champions, but not current leaders or favourites for the Barclays Premier League title, Chelsea, host Everton at Stamford Bridge to start things off along on ESPN at 8:25 pm. On STAR Sports at the same time, Arsenal host Fulham.

In the late kickoff, Blackpool take on Manchester United. Manchester United have been involved in two high scoring games in their last two outings. While they thrashed Blackburn in the last BPL game 7-1, they were ‘Hammered’ by West Ham 4-0 in the Carling Cup. The game begins at 11:00 pm, Live on ESPN.

On Sunday, West Brom host Newcastle at 7:00 pm followed by Sunderland taking on West Ham at 9:30 pm.

Note: Liverpool play Aston Villa on Monday night.

For Adlanders there’s Storyboard on CNBC TV18. 

This week, catch Rediffusion's Arun Nanda talking about the road ahead for the agency following, changes in leadership and accounts. Also see why ad agencies are going all out to woo the pharma and healthcare markets. Further, Havas Media's Alfonso Rodes Vila discusses the agencies plans in India and some exciting new campaigns. Watch, Storyboard this week at 8:30 am and 2:30 pm on Saturday, 11:30 am and 9:30 pm on Sunday on CNBC TV18.

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