Sports18 to broadcast the prestigious Indian Oil Durand Cup

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Viacom18 Sports, India’s newest premier sports network, will broadcast the 131st edition of Indian Oil Durand Cup, which will be held in Kolkata, Guwahati and Imphal from 16th August to 18th September. The competition will be telecast live across Sports18 1 SD & HD, Sports 18 Khel (Sports Free-to-air channel) and live streamed on Voot.

The coverage of the Indian Oil Durand Cup, curtain raiser of the Indian football season, will kick off with Mohammedan SC taking on FC Goa on 16th August. Twenty teams including 11 Indian Super League teams, five from I-League, and four from Indian Armed Forces will take part in competition.

India’s highest rank Energy PSU in Fortune-500 list (Rank 142), IndianOil recorded Revenue from Operations of ₹7,28,460 crores and a net profit of ₹24,184 crores for the financial year 2021-22.

As a Brand with one of the largest customer interface in India, IndianOil reaches precious petroleum fuels to every nook and corner of the country through its network of over 56,000 plus customer touch-points, surmounting the challenges of tough terrain, climate and accessibility. The marketing network is bolstered by 80.55 MMTPA of Group Refining Capacity and more than 15,000 KM of cross country pipelines. Moreover, IndianOil’s R&D Centre at Faridabad, one of Asia’s finest in downstream petroleum R&D, offers a competitive advantage to the Corporation through world-class technology and process solutions and innovative products. IndianOil R&D has also been instrumental in pioneering path-breaking research to leverage the potential of Hydrogen and other cleaner fuels for the sustainable progress of the nation.

One of India’s most socially responsive brands, IndianOil, has successfully combined its corporate social responsibility agenda with its business offerings. The Corporation has been partnering with communities in which it operates by supporting numerous initiatives connected with health, family welfare, education, environment protection, potable water, sanitation, and empowerment of women and other marginalised groups.

“The Durand Football Tournament Society (DFTS) is pleased to welcome Viacom18 Sports as the broadcasting partner for the 131st edition of the Durand Cup,” said Lt General KK Repswal Chief of staff Eastern Command & Chairman Durand Organising Committee. “This tournament is a testimony of India’s rich football tradition, and we hope sports fans will enjoy the live coverage on Voot as well as Sports18 channels.”

“The legacy of Durand Cup is unmatched and its contribution to Indian football immeasurable,” said Viacom18 Sports Head of Content Siddharth Sharma. “The addition of Asia’s oldest football competition and Indian football’s season opener strengthens Viacom18 Sport’s robust portfolio of football properties that includes the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, LaLiga, Serie A, Ligue1 and other global sports events.”

Former India player Henry Menezes and India women’s team goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan will form the commentary panel alongside former association footballers Karan Sawhney and Darren Caldeira across matches on Sports18 1, Sports18 Khel, and Voot.

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