As the COVID–19 outbreak has reached the remotest corners of the world, life for football fans around the globe has come to a standstill. Football fanatics, especially the passionate and vociferous Premier League (PL) fans are feeling the void of not being able to live, talk and breathe about the great game.
For the first time, in the 28-year-old history of the Premier League, the season came to a standstill with no end in sight yet. To fill the empty abyss in the lives of the vast number of Premier League (PL) fans in India, Star Sports Select has started broadcasting an array of Premier League programs from April 18.
Even though the pandemic has put a hard stop to all the live football, the hunger for the game has not diminished in the slightest amongst fans. A list of specially curated shows on Star Sports Select namely PL Classic, Soccerbox, PL 100, PL 1-to-11, PL Legends, PL Goals & Reviews will help satiate the appetite of every Premier League fan as they try to subsist through these tough and uncertain times.
The Premier League has seen the birth of footballing legends who have risen to the status of demi-Gods. In honour of some of their most memorable performances, Star Sports has curated a special show called PL Legends which will explore the performances and the lives of legends like Paolo Di Canio, Neville Southall, Ian Wright, Thierry Henry, Tony Adams and Gianfranco Zola to name a few.
Keeping in mind the emotions of the fans of all the major clubs, the show PL Classic will showcase some of the most nail biting and best PL matches. Every fan of the major Premier League clubs will be able to see great performances of their teams especially against the classic rivals.
Some of the other exciting shows by Star Sports are — Review of the season, a program that reviews Premier League seasons from the last decade; Soccerbox, a show that includes Manchester United’s legend Gary Neville, reliving most gripping matches with his former rivals or teammates; PL 100, a show that talks about an elite group of players who have scored more than 100 Premier League goals; and 1 to11′, a programme where each episode features a different PL legend or current player discussing the best 11 players they have played with and against.