The 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is only a few days away. The much-awaited tournament will gather a large amount of audience even though being played closed doors.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced the IPL in UAE this year. After being postponed in April, IPL 2020 is finally all set to begin from 19th September.
A lot of effort is done in a couple of weeks to make the IPL a reality. With the tournament set to begin from next week, it is something to cheer for Indian Cricket fans. The tornament will be available for people live in 120 countries.
England, West Indies, and some other nations progressed earlier this month. ECB hosted Pakistan, WestIndies and currently playing series against Australia. The game is slowly getting back to its normal days since the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the IPL will be a boost to cricket lovers throughout the world.
Star to be the official broadcaster in India
In India, Star has the broadcasting rights of the IPL and will televise the grand event in on Star Sports network. Hotstar will also live stream the matches for viewers in India.
Sky Sports is the official broadcaster in England and Ireland. However it is not clear whether Hotstar will stream live in these countries. Star India signed a pact with Supersport to broadcast the match in South Africa.
Fox Sports will broadcast the matches live in Australia and New Zealand.
Interestingly Pakistani audience will miss IPL, as it wont be broadcasted in Pakistan. Here is the list:
- India: Star Sports, Hotstar(livestream)
- US and Canada: Willow TV
- UK and Ireland: Sky Sports
- South Africa, Middle East, and North Africa: Supersport
- Australia and New Zealand: Fox Sports, Kayo Sports