New Delhi, May 8 – In an attempt to bring international sports star close to their fans and bring a smile on their faces during the trying time arising due to Covid-19 Pandemic, GloFans, a digitial platform for fans have joined hands with cricketing greats Waqar Younis, David Gower and other international sporting stars and will bring them up close with the fans through a unique and interactive Q&A session. Sports entrepreneur, Dinesh Pandey is the Producer of the series.
The show titled “Q20”, will see top of the line athletes both present and past from seven different countries who will interact with the fans in a freewheeling chat session answering 20 questions shot at them by the fans. Q20 will be live across all available digital media platforms of GloFans, nationally and internationally and will see former England captain David Gower feature in the opening episode that will go live on this weekend.
Speaking on Q20 program, David Gower, former England Cricket Team Captain and commentator said, “This is a great opportunity to connect with international sports fans. This will not only give a chance to fans to know more about us but will also give us the opportunity to get closer to fans from across the globe. I am really looking forward to answer interesting questions that will be coming up from GloFans”.
Speaking on the unique initiative, well known sports entrepreneur and Producer of Q20, Mr. Dinesh Pandey added, “We are introducing the third wave of sports programming in the world. What started with sports anchors has now moved into sports stars interacting amongst themselves. We have crafted a social platform for fans to interact directly with sports icons, perhaps for the first time in the world”.
Former Pakistan Cricket Captain and Current Coach Waqar Younis will feature in the second episode of Q20.
Known as the Sultan of reverse swing, the ‘Burewala Express’ WaqarYounis was named as the ‘Cricketer of the Year 1992’. His bowling was often termed as ‘poetry in motion’. In his career, Waqar has played 87 tests and 262 ODI’s in his cricketing career representing Pakistan including many memorable run-ins with India.
Whereas, David Gower, famously known as “Lord Gower”, interestingly made his debut against Pakistan. One of the most elegant batsmen to have graced the game, David Gower has scored 8231 on test runs that have never been an easy task for any other Cricketer eventually marking his legacy in the English cricket. Incidentally, it was Waqar who cleaned him up for a score for 1 in his last ever test match at the Oval on August 9, 1992.
The show will be directed by acclaimed sports broadcast director Hemant Buch, a sports television industry veteran. Hemant Buch has worked on LIVE broadcasting from 81 different cricket stadiums along with 10 ICC World Cup editions, in a career spanning three decades.
Indian Sports Fan, India’s biggest sports fan platform has been roped in to channelize the sports fan factor. Last year (2019), Indian Sports Fans created World’s first sports fan awards called ‘Global Sports Fan Awards’ at Manchester on the sidelines of Cricket World Cup. The inaugural edition honored Sachin Tendulkar’s biggest fan Sudhir Kumar, Pakistan Cricket’s greatest fan Chacha Cricket and three other global cricket fans from different countries.