Press Releases2011

Nov 28, 2011
TEN ACTION+ to telecast SAFF CHAMPIONSHIP

World Sport Group, Asia's leading sports marketing, media and event Management Company has appointed Ten Sports, India's largest sports network to broadcast the 2011 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship on Ten Action+.

All 15 matches of this 7th edition of the SAFF Championship which will be played at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium New Delhi from 2nd December to 11th December 2011 will be telecast live on Ten Action+. Eight countries from the region: India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Afghanistan will participate in this prestigious tournament.

Atul Pande, CEO-Ten Sports said, "We are delighted to broadcast the 2011 SAFF Championship. The championship will not only help in the development of football in the region but also in fostering goodwill among neighboring nations. The telecast of this prestigious tournament reaffirms our commitment to grow our football and sports broadcasting business, and consolidate our position as the leading sports broadcaster."

Harish Krishnamachar, Senior Vice President and Country Head, India, World Sport Group said, "World Sport Group has worked on seven editions of the SAFF Championship and we are happy to be producing this event in India. Together, our capability and the football pedigree of Ten Sports will help us deliver a world class event".

Drawn in Group A alongside Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bhutan, five-time winners and defending champions India will kick-off their campaign in the SAFF Championship with a match against Afghanistan on December 3. Pakistan are in Group B along with runners-up Maldives, Bangladesh and Nepal. The top two teams from each group will advance to the semifinals, which will be held on December 9th, two days before the summit clash.

TELECAST SCHEDULE SAFF CHAMPIONSHIP 2011

Date

Match

Time

2/12/11

Bangladesh vs  Pakistan

1500

2/12/11

Maldives vs Nepal

1800

3/12/11

India vs Afghanistan

1500

3/12/11

Sri Lanka vs Bhutan

1800

4/12/11

Nepal vs  Bangladesh

1500

4/12/11

Maldives vs  Pakistan

1800

5/12/11

Afganistan vs Sri Lanka

1500

5/12/11

India vs Bhutan

1800

6/12/11

Pakistan vs Nepal

1500

6/12/11

Maldives vs Bangladesh

1800

7/12/11

Bhutan vs Afghanistan

1500

7/12/11

India vs Sri Lanka

1800

9/12/11

Winner B vs Runner – UP A

1500

9/12/11

Winner A vs Runner – UP B

1800

11/12/11

Finale

1800


Starting December 2nd, catch the action LIVE Only on TEN ACTION+

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