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d2h along with Mumbai Indians nurtures Young Talent

Mumbai, May 16, 2016:  d2h, India’s fastest growing DTH service provider and the Team Sponsor of Mumbai Indians, provided an unforgettable experience for a group of school students by hosting a cricket coaching session with the Mumbai Indians head coaches & star players.

A group of budding cricketers from a Mumbai school were thrilled to share nets with their favourites from the Mumbai Indians team. Ricky Ponting, Jhonty Rhodes, Parthiv Patel, Shane Bond & Krunal Pandya spent their evening with the young talent  giving them  valuable tips and sharing tricks of the game. The youngsters were then treated to a cricket master class, testing their new skills in bowling and batting against their heroes today at the Islam Gymkhana, Marine Drive.

The players also signed autographs and posed for pictures, while they also presented them with mementos.

“I was completely awestruck when I saw the MI players on the field rather than on a television. Watching and playing cricket is my passion and sharing the nets with my idols is a dream come true.” said 12-year-old Vijay.
Ricky Ponting, Head Coach,  Mumbai Indians said, “ The coaching staff and our boys had great time today teaching these enthusiastic kids some basic cricketing tips. We hope they had fun while learning as much as we did. It’s a good initiative by d2h to organise this engagement and to  motivate the kids to take up the sport,”

d2h has a long history of supporting cricket through its long term association with the Mumbai Indians IPL team.

“It is immensely satisfying that, through our association with the Mumbai Indians team, d2h is able to undertake  initiatives that make a positive impact on young people,” said Saurabh Dhoot, Executive Chairman, d2h. “It was incredible to see the look on the youngsters’ faces when they saw their favourite players as coaches and playing with them today. It is an experience they will always remember and hopefully it will give them the belief that they too can do great things with their lives,” added Saurabh Dhoot.

Mr Anil Khera, CEO-d2h added, “Cricket is a religion in India. Meeting the idols who are watched on television by billion people can have an incredible impact on youngsters. We are hopeful that this initiative will inspire the kids to become better and help raise the standard of cricket in the country in the long run.”

Note to Editors: About d2h

d2h is India’s fastest growing DTH service provider which offers over 600 channels and services. d2h is launching HD Smart Connect Set top Box (Connected Set top box) which converts your existing normal TV into a Smart TV. The Connected set top box allows one to browse content from Facebook, Twitter, Daily Motion, video on demand sites, news sites, weather sites, etc through applications residing on STB. Powered by the MPEG-4 and DVB-S2 technology, d2h transforms your TV into a hub of entertainment and knowledge. It offers a wide range of active services including Smart English, Smart Games. The other active services include d2h Hollywood HD, d2h music, d2h spice, d2h cinema in both Standard Definition and HD, etc. It launched India’s first 4K Ultra HD DTH channel service. d2h offers India’s first Radio Frequency Remote Control. d2h also offers 45 “HD” channels and services. d2h has a pan India sales & distribution channel, superior service orientation & a track record of introducing technologically innovative product and service offerings. d2h has over 300 own service centres spread across 7500 top towns in India to attend and resolve the service issues within 4-6 hrs.

d2h was the first Indian media company to be listed on NASDAQ, USA. d2h has been awarded as India’s Most Trusted Brand 2016, Pay TV Operator of the Year at MIPCOM Cannes 2015, Asia’s most promising DTH brand 2013 & 2014, India’s Best brand by Economic Times 2014, India’s Most Promising Brand by Economic Times 2015 & recognised as top 50 dream companies to work for by World HRD Congress.