The only thing that matches the rise of temperatures in the country, is the rise in the sporting action. There's PLENTY of sport this weekend which features cricket, football and formula 1 prominently.
In cricket the DLF IPL heads into its last few league games. In crunch encounters that will determine the three remaining semi final spots all the teams are featured this weekend.
It starts at 16:00hrs on Saturday, when the table toppers Mumbai Indians play the Royal Challengers from Bangalore at the Chinnaswamy stadium. The second game this weekend is a do or die game for both the teams; the Knight Riders host the Royals from Rajasthan. This game starts at 20:00hrs.
On Sunday, Dharamsala will host the game between Kings XI Punjab and the Deccan Chargers. This game is live at 16:00hrs. In the second game of the evening, the Feroz Shah Kotla will host the game between the Delhi Daredevils and the Deccan Chargers. All the games are live on SET MAX.
There’s a full round of Barclays Premier League football too.
Manchester City renew the age old rivalry with neighbours Manchester United. With fourth place still a realistic option for City, they’ll try their utmost to send down another dent to United’s title hopes when they lock horns on Saturday at 17:15hrs. Tottenham fresh from their home victory against Arsenal, will host league leaders and favourites Chelsea. This game kicks off at 21:55 hrs.
On Sunday, Wigan will host the Gunners at 17:55hrs. All these games are live on ESPN.
Further, there’s the Chinese Grand Prix. The Red Bull racing team will look to build on their victory at Malaysia when they go into this one. The Indian contingent had a good result too at Sepang, and there’s no reason why they can’t build on it. Catch qualifying from Shanghai live on STAR Sports from 11:20hrs on Saturday and the race itself from 12:15hrs on Sunday.
In Golf, there’s the Volvo Open in China. Catch days three and four live on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00hrs live on ESPN.
Also, there's Storyboard on CNBC TV18 this weekend.
Is the Goa Fest relevant anymore? Or have scams, controversies, leaks brought down the value of the advertising industry's annual forum and awards function?
Storyboard, which stayed away from the Goa Fest this year is asking these questions on a special show. Colvyn Harris, CEO, JWT; Shashi Sinha, Lodestar Universal; Anant Rangaswami, Editor Campaign India; Pradyuman Maheshwari, Editor Exchange4media; Raj Kurup, Founder, Creativeland Asia and Ajay Kakar, CMO, Aditya Birla Financial Services weigh in on the issues plaguing the goafest and debate the road ahead for the festival.
Don't miss this special episode of Storyboard at 8:30 am and 2:30 pm on Saturday and 11:30 am on Sunday on CNBC TV18.
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