Mumbai: LGBTQ-focused Video on Demand OTT platform EORTV has announced a cricket-based web series titled Game of the Sexes. The series features an impressive 65-member cast, including Shahbaaz Khan, Rumana Molla, Sachin Verma, Sneha Bagh, Riya Deepsi, Ishani Sharma, Vindiya Tiwari, Piyush Ranade, Shobhit Attray and Rajkumar.
Created and directed by award-winning director-producer Deepak Pandey, Game of the Sexes is themed around the game of cricket in a first-ever challenging format. The concept is in sync with EORtv’s mission to be inclusive and create acceptance for all communities in society by eliminating any kinds of biases based on gender stereotypes and sexual orientation and highlight gender equality. The show starts shoot from January 2021 in Shirdi Sai Public School, Moradabad.
The series is set in post-Covid-19 era when audiences have stopped thronging stadiums and the cricket board decides to bring back the excitement and interest in the game of cricket. The idea of conducting a mixed-gender cricket match gets approved but the girl who suggested it gets embroiled in a scandal and is expelled from the board.
However, by sheer determination, she starts making her own team to prove the potential of a mixed-gender cricket match. This story shows her struggle and the trouble she endures to make her dream come true.
“With this cricket-based series, EORtv aims to champion human spirit in the face of unprecedented danger and celebrate the bravery and determination while keeping the sensitivity of the topic in mind,” said EORtv Executive Director Dr Kaushik Izardar.
Shirdi Sai Public School founder-principal Nalini Arora said: “We are happy to collaborate with EORtv for this series. When the story was narrated, I was excited and promptly decided to host the series in our campus.”