As cricket fans eagerly await the start of the third season of IPL, CNN-IBN and IBN7 are all set to start a special line-up of programmes that will feature cricket commentator Harshe Bhogle, Sunil Gavaskar, Maninder Singh and Cyrus Broacha.

The show will provide a combination of seriousness and light heartedness.

The programme is divided into two stages,

Pre tournament till March11, that will include Cricketainment, a series of special shows such as Impact of T-20 cricket, a look back on the IPLs, a sneak peek into IPL-III with Harsha Bhogle which will air at 8:30p.m. everyday from March 9 to 11.

Also there will be one hour special on team owners and big players anchored by Rajdeep Sardesai on March 6 and 7, followed by ‘Kaun Jeetega IPL' at 8p.m. on March 11, where Harsha Bhogle, Cyrus Broacha, Sunil Gavaskar and Rajdeep Sardesai will discuss the fate of IPL –III.

IBN7 will have Maninder Singh on ‘Harsha Bhogle Ke Saath', a special show from from March 8 to 10 at 7:30p.m.

The Tournament stage from March 12 to April 25 will have a programme with Cyrus Broacha at 7:30 a.m., and more.

The programming on IBN7 during the IPL tournament includes, “Cricket ka Mahayudh” every day at 7:30a.m, 9:30a.m., 7:30p., 11:30p.m., and also at 3p.m. (on days when there are two matches).