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Durand Cup 2022 to be broadcast by Sports18!

The 131st edition of the Durand Cup will be broadcast on Sports18, which is owned by Viacom18 Sports, from August 16 to September 18 to be played in Kolkata, Guwahati and Imphal.

The competition will be telecast live across Sports18 1 SD and HD, Sports 18 Khel (Free-to-air channel) and live streamed on Voot.

This season the Durand Cup will be the official season opener of the Indian Football season.

The opener would feature Kolkata giants Mohammedan Sporting Club and defending champions FC Goa on August 16.

In total twenty teams would be featuring in the competition including 11 Indian Super League teams, five I-League sides, and four from Indian Armed Forces.

“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 and 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.”

The panel of experts for the Durand Cup would feature former India goalkeeper Henry Menezes and India Women’s goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan besides former footballers Karan Sawhney and Darren Caldeira.

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