The Asia Cup 2023 has captured the hearts of cricket enthusiasts worldwide, not only for the thrilling on-field action but also for the captivating television coverage. At the forefront of presenting this prestigious cricket tournament is the talented and well-known sports anchor, Mayanti Langer. With her charm, knowledge and passion for the game, Mayanti has become a familiar face to cricket fans over the years. Today, let’s delve into her life and career, highlighting why she is a beloved figure in the world of sports broadcasting.

Early Life and Education:

 

Mayanti Langer | Instagram

Mayanti, born on February 8, 1985, India, hails from a family with no connection to sports. Her father, Sanjiv Langer, is a retired Lt. General in the Indian Army, and her mother, Preminda Langer, is an award-winning teacher. Mayanti’s family played a pivotal role in shaping her interest in sports.

She completed her education in New Delhi, where she pursued B.A. (Hons) from the Hindu College.

Career in Sports Broadcasting:

Mayanti langer | Instagram
Mayanti Langer | Instagram

Mayanti’s journey in sports broadcasting began with ESPN Star Sports, where she started as a host and associate producer for various sports events. She quickly made a name for herself with her in-depth knowledge of cricket and her ability to connect with viewers.

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Over the years, Mayanti has covered numerous cricket tournaments, including the Indian Premier League (IPL), ICC Cricket World Cup, and of course, the Asia Cup. Her insightful analysis, engaging interviews with cricketers, and on-screen presence have earned her a dedicated fan following.

Personal Life:

Mayanti langer | Instagram
Mayanti Langer | Instagram

Mayanti is married to Stuart Binny, former Indian cricketer and son of the BCCI President Roger Binny,  Their love story began when they met during the Indian Cricket League (ICL) tournament. The couple tied the knot in 2012, and their marriage has been a harmonious blend of cricket and broadcasting. The couple welcomed a baby boy into their family in September 2020.

Challenges and Achievements:

Mayanti langer | Instagram
Mayanti Langer | Instagram

Mayanti’s career has not been without its challenges. She has faced her fair share of criticism and online trolling, as is common in the world of sports broadcasting. However, her resilience and commitment to her craft have helped her overcome these obstacles.

Mayanti Langer | Instagram
Mayanti Langer | Instagram

One of her notable achievements was becoming the first Indian female sports anchor to host the FIFA World Cup in 2010. This milestone marked a significant moment in Indian sports broadcasting history.

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