The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has started on Saturday. As soon as the game started, its brightness increased all over the world. The IPL, which started on September 19, has been without spectators due to the Corona epidemic in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, three cities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The IPL will run till November 10.
This is Harka Bahadur Kaini (Hari) from Dadeldhura in the far west for the IPL. Hari Kaini, who was born in Dadeldhura, makes the game we watch on television attractive. He is a vision engineer working in a technical team that brings every exciting scene to the audience. He controls the camera while sitting in the control room and does the color matching of the camera.
This is what he is doing in this year’s IPL. He is broadcasting the IPL live from the UAE. He had telecast the second match of the IPL between Capitals and Kings XI Punjab live on Sunday.
This is not the first time he has done so. He has experience of broadcasting various events in the past including World Cup Cricket, IPL, World Cup Kabaddi, much talked about IIFA Awards. Due to this experience, he was called to Dubai from Dadeldhura this time as well.
He had left Dadeldhura for Delhi on September 1 for the IPL. He then reached Dubai on September 7 from Delhi. His work started after staying in the quarantine at the Taj Hotel. Accordingly, he completed the setup work from 15th September to 19th September. After completing the setup work, he worked behind the scenes of the UAE International Stadium from Sunday. He had recently won the Ranji Trophy in India and the Sigame in the Philippines in January.
He was born in 2033 BS in Amargadhi Municipality-7 of Dadeldhura and passed SLC in 2052 BS from the local Ugratara High School. Then in 2056 he went to Mumbai, India. Hari, who was born in a middle class family, had planned to get married after completing his higher education, but his father got him married on November 26, 2008.
Living in poverty, he went to his dream city of Mumbai to pay off his marriage debt. ‘My father married me out of curiosity, but he died suddenly the same month,’ he said, ‘and went to India to pay off his home loan.’
Getting a job in Mumbai was not as easy as he thought. But Hari, who respects work, got a job in a private office in Mumbai. The job was to make tea and take it to the cabin. ‘I used to clean the cooked dishes and the glasses,’ he said, remembering the past. Then he got a chance to join a small shooting company. Then he quit his job of making tea and started a new job, but on the condition that he learn to work without pay.
‘At that time, when I learned a good job for five months, then the company’s salary started,’ he said.
Then his good days began. After 2003, Hari got the opportunity to go not only within India but also abroad. He said, ‘I have visited many countries like England, Malaysia, Singapore, Macau, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Dubai, South Africa, West Indies, Canada to broadcast various events live.’ He was a member of the 2018 and 2019 IPL live broadcast team.
Millions of cricket fans around the world are now watching the IPL.
Everyone knows the player who plays the game, but he is less familiar with his distant son Hari in the team that brings the same game to the television screen. He is working for a company called KNEP Broadcast Singapore and says that he is satisfied with his work. But since there are not always events, he said, they have to stay empty. ‘It’s okay to work, otherwise you won’t get anything in your free time. You have to live in an empty house,’ he says.