Sehwag and McCullum face-off in first match of iB Cricket Super Over League
● iB Cricket Super Over League, world’s first virtual reality cricket tournament
● 12 International Cricketers face off – Sehwag, McCullum, Suresh Raina, Herschelle Gibbs, and many more, including upcoming stars like Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill
● Starting from March 15, will be streamed on Viu
The much awaited iB Cricket Super Over League is starting now. Streaming on Viu, the first match is a face-off between the legendary players Sehwag and McCullum, making a grand opening of the tournament. The league will excite the viewers with this new format of virtual cricket.
The show will witness a legendary lineup of cricketers, both past and current, with the likes of Harbhajan Singh, Andre Russell, Suresh Raina, Herschelle Gibbs, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Christopher Lynn, Mohammad Kaif, Tillakaratne Dilshan and VVS Laxman, playing it out between themselves in this completely fun-filled format.
Unfolding 12 episodes on Viu, the season will witness the 4 teams, i.e. Blue Blasters, Orange Chargers, Black Thunders and Yellow Strikers play off against each other, fighting for the coveted trophy. This will be the first cricket show which will see legends from the past like Sehwag and Laxman play alongside emerging stars like Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill.
This isn’t the first time Viu has done a show in the field of sport. The platform set the ball rolling via cricket comedy chat shows like What the Duck, Googlies and Virender Sehwag’s micro-original VirukeFunde.
Virender Sehwag, spilling the beans on the thrill in playing a live cricket match in real vs. virtual format, said, “It’s fantastic! Every cricket fan will love iB Cricket. The stadiums are world-class and give the same feeling like Eden Gardens, Wankhede or MCG.” The show will surely be a memorable sight to spectators.
Talking about the league, Brendon McCullum said, “It’s really great to be a part of this league. We got some great cricketers here and we are having a lot of fun. I think it’s only a matter of time before virtual reality games like iB Cricket become very big.”
Trivikram, Co-founder & CEO of iB Cricket shared his happiness, “ We are very excited to work with Viu and we are confident that this season would give us a leap in our esports journey. Many eminent cricket stars have played iB Cricket and are equally enjoying and appreciating this vSport which stands as a testimony to it’s immersiveness. ‘iB Cricket Super Over League’ is definitely going to excite the cricket lovers.” iB Cricket is designed with great accuracy and attention to detail, considering all the cricketing aspects, which makes it the perfect virtual platform for players to compete upon.
Viu is a leading OTT Video service by PCCW and Vuclip available in 15 markets including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Middle East countries of Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Viu’s unique value proposition of fresh and localized regional and local premium TV shows, movies and originals entertains millions of consumers every day. The service can be accessed via the Viu app available for free on the App Store and Google Play, on connected devices such as smartphones and tablets, as well as on the web
About iB Cricket
iB Cricket is a new format of cricket. It’s a vSport offering the world’s most immersive VR Cricket experience. With iB Cricket, one can play cricket in world-class stadiums, compete globally and build their vSport career and do much more right from home or at iB Cricket arcades.
This vSport provides a complete cricketing experience with highly accurate physics matching the real-time sport. Every detail like customized commentary, cheering crowd, pitch, bowlers, scoreboards, etc. are designed meticulously, giving a very realistic experience of playing cricket in magnificent stadiums. Now anyone can play in world-class stadiums irrespective of their age, gender and background. More than 15,000 people from 30+ countries including non-cricket playing nations have played and loved iB Cricket. More than 95% of them said the vSport is extraordinary.
Currently, iB Cricket is operating in 5 countries including India, Singapore, UK, Australia and UAE. For more information, visit: https://ib.cricket/
ProYuga, a startup working on developing transformative products in XR Technologies, has built iB Cricket with the support of iB Hubs. iB Cricket was launched in the presence of the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind.