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Virendra Sehwag and Irfan Pathan to be UC Cricket Captains during IPL 2019


UC Browser, World's no.1 third-party mobile browser and a content platform, has announced multiple in-app activities in a bid to meet rising demand for content during the latest edition of League.

UC Browser, part of and Entertainment Group, is partnering with legendary cricketers and for the course of IPL, starting March 23. The two cricketers will be cheering and supporting their respective teams on the UC platform.

Exclusive cricket-related short videos, GIFs and memes will also be available on Leading maker is lending its support to the campaign as a sponsor.

is also offering fans and users a chance to win a total of 1 crore rupees by participating in an exciting Play & Win Game on the browser. and are challenging UC users to participate in the game and take the versus Users challenge.

For the first match, is placing his bets on RCB whereas expects an easy win for CSK. Users can also guess the right answers for every match and win UCoins, which can be exchanged for Cash. UC Cricket, UC Browser's in-app channel for content aggregation, offers all-in-one live cricket content, including live scores, news, videos, photos, live commentaries and more.

will also be launching a new campaign to select UC Miss Cricket, giving its 130 million monthly active users another reason to get on the platform this cricket season. While users follow the updates of their favourite team and players on UC Browser, they can also pick cheerleaders to support their beloved teams.

UC Browser will be shortlisting contestants from all the entries received. Users get a chance to vote for their top pick through their mobile app. UC Browser will reward the most-voted contestant with a cash prize and winners will enjoy exclusive entertainment industry resources and public exposure provided by UC and its partners. is the exclusive sponsor for the campaign.

"As a user-oriented content platform, UC has excelled in providing specialized curated content for its users. Cricket is India's most popular sport, which is reflected in the level of The announcement of Sehwag and Pathan as UC Cricket Captains comes as part of UC's content strategy for the Indian market, in line with its promise to generate rich and enjoyable localized content via short videos, memes, GIFs and more. This year, UC will also be launching the UC Cricket Fun Columns with exclusive commentary and inputs from Irfan Pathan in a bid to reach the wider cricket audience", commented Damon Xi, of and Indonesia, and Entertainment Group.

The League begins on March 23. The first game of the tournament will see CSK take on Royal Challengers in Chennai. Users can not only get their complete cricket fix on UC Browser but also enjoy the frenzy along with Virendra Sehwag and Irfan Pathan and win big through the Play & Win Game.

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First Published: Fri, March 22 2019. 16:07 IST