Just as the cricket action on the field offers a lot of entertainment, the shows before and after the game have received the same appreciation from the fans. The experts conduct various analyzes to give the audience new insights – with technical and many other aspects. In addition, game plans for various players as well as special interviews with the players are discussed.
There are also special segments like “Follow the Blues” among many others who are all interested in it. The responsibility for organizing and running these shows – getting the experts to talk about the unpleasant things – is up to the moderators. Who holds it together with a lot of grace and makes it a fun experience for the audience with their presentation skills.
For the 2019 World Cup, the ICC selected three digital insiders (official moderators). Together with them there are two more female anchors that will cover the tournament mainly for their teams.
Three Insiders Picked By ICC
Zainab Abbas is one of the three female moderators for the 2019 World Cup, selected by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as insider. She has hosted several cricket shows in Pakistan, including the PSL, and has conducted numerous interviews with players and officials.
Zainab has gained credible experience, knowledge and expertise in this area in recent years. Born in Lahore, he has an MBA in Marketing and Strategy. She is known for her unbiased opinion and her favorite actor is apparently Shah Rukh Khan.
She loves sports a lot and her interactions and interviews with cricketers on and off the field and even on the sidelines are fun.
Honoured and humbled to be hosting the Cricket World Cup for the @ICC! Super excited to be your presenter for a special digital show during the WC,bringing to you the biggest celebration in sport! See me on @cricketworldcup @ICC #CWC2019 pic.twitter.com/KntQ0FtApw— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) May 18, 2019
Ridhima Pathak, who started her career as an RJ, explored various career opportunities during her engineering studies. She has worked in films, modeled for various brands and also organized various events. After working in a company for a while, she came across cricket comments and sub-reports.
She hosted shows for various clubs in Pune and from then on her career curve went skyward. She then worked as a TV presenter for Star Sports, Sony Six, Ten Sports, Zee Studio and other channels, where she interviewed several high-profile personalities. Ridhima also has experience with other sports and was also part of the Asian Games 2018 broadcast team.
She is now an ICC insider and has already interviewed Indian captain Virat Kohli along with other team members leading to the World Cup.
Elma Smit also started as RJ in South Africa. She became famous when she hosted the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Her first TV appearance was for the African music channel MK (2010), where she hosted the 2011 MK Awards.
Smit is also host to SuperSportTV and has a lot of experience with cricket shows. Now she is part of the panel that conducts shows and interviews with cricket players as well as fans of the 2019 World Cup. This will be for them a new kind of experience that will be watched by billions of viewers around the world.
Two Other Female Anchors Who Cover Their Teams
Jannatul Ferdous Peya, known by her stage name Peya Jannatul, is a Bangladeshi model. She was crowned Miss Bangladesh in 2007 and is a qualified lawyer. She started modeling in 2008 and won the Miss Indian Princess International in 2013.
Peya is the first cover girl of Vogue India from Bangladesh and has appeared in several films. She is also a social worker and leads an organization called the We Foundation that supports the helpless people. Her previous experience with cricket made her in the Bangladesh Premier League.
Having become a popular face with local cricket fans, she has sent one of the local television stations to England to report on the tour of the Bangladesh team in the tournament.
Mayanti Langer is one of the most popular sports facilitators in India and has been working for Star Network for several years. After a while, she does not need an introduction, as both the Brotherhood and the fans are aware of their work. She started as a presenter for football and hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Slowly she turned to cricket and was one of the moderators for the World Cup 2011. After reporting on the 2015 World Cup, this will be the third World Cup hosted by Mayanti. It is part of the official channel Star and will mainly report on games in India.