IPL apos;s Glam Look: Presenters Set For Change Of Strip As New Season Gets Underway

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IPL's glam look: Presenters set for change of strip as new season gets underway
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Published: 20:49 BST, 23 March 2012 | Updated: 20:49 BST, 23 March 2012

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As the action unfolds on field, a star-studded team of anchors will be adding sizzle off it, when season five of the Indian Premier League (IPL) kicks off on April 3.

Gaurav Kapur, Sameer Kochar, Archana Vijay and Shibani Dandekar are all set to get a glamorous make-over like never before for the forthcoming season of the T20 tournament.

Departing from the standard sporty wardrobe of T-shirts, trousers and http://www.abarrelfull.co.uk/Cricket:_Trio_Of_New_Coaches_For_India_Raises_Eyebrows caps that they sported in the previous seasons, the group will go for a more stylish get-up this year.

Suits you: Gaurav Kapur and Sameer Kochar will be sporting a new look this season

The girls will be seen flaunting chic gowns and short dresses while the men will don smart casuals.

The sartorial crossover to western-chic is meant to add colour to the pre and post-match shows that have been as much of TRP pullers for the cricket contest as the matches themselves.

'We will have more glamour on field as well as in studio.
Cricket is a passion in India and the audience watching it on the small screen looks forward to a hint of colour,' Neeraj Vyas, executive vice-president, Set Max, said.

'Not just the anchors but the entire scenario will be extravagant.

We will have cheerleaders especially flown in from the U.S.,' he added.

Besides the anchors, who chat up the cricketing stars and the audience alike, a panel of experts comprising Ajay Jadeja, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Sanjay Manjrekar and Harsha Bhogle will also be on the shows to analyse the matches and the performances of the players.

Glamour girls: Shibani Dandekar and Archana Vijay have a new look for the cameras

'The idea is to have smart casuals with an element of the sexy.

I'll be wearing short dresses on field. In the studio, I will wear chic western gowns mostly, though I may wear sarees occasionally,' said Archana Vijay, who has been spending a lot of time these days getting her IPL look right with her stylists Lajja and Nicky.

Model-musician Shibani Dandekar, sister of veejay - actress Anusha Dandekar, will be another eye candy at this year's IPL. Last year, Shibani was one of the more popular faces on the field and enthralled the TV audience with her witty narration. She will be seen anchoring the pre and post-match shows this year too.

Besides the anchors, producers of the IPL shows have another trick in store this year. To grab eyeballs, the promotions of this year's IPL contest have been shot in the form of funny short stories.

Titled Aisa Mauka Aur Kahaan Milega, the campaign includes four stories that have been shot, highlighting the average Indian cricket buff's enthusiasm for the game.