The Indian Premier League (IPL) is back in India after the last season was held in the United Arab Emirates due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, there will also be no in-person attendance this year due to the ongoing second wave of the pandemic. However, the world’s greatest cricket extravaganza will be broadcast live in most countries around the world. In this article, we will tell you how and where to watch IPL 2021 outside India (online and cable TV).
Watch IPL 2021 Outside India (Online & Cable TV)
IPL is back to its usual summer slot after being postponed to fall last year amid the pandemic. The cricket tournament will be broadcast live in many countries including the UK, Australia and even the USA. Read on to find out how to watch IPL 2021 online or on cable TV in India and outside India.
India: How to watch IPL 2021
IPL 2021 will be broadcast live on Star Sports Network (Star Sports and Star Sports HD) in India. You’ll also be able to stream it live on Disney+ Hotstar, provided you have a VIP or Premium subscription. Apart from English, the matches will also be available in at least seven Indian languages. Here’s how and where to watch IPL 2021 in India:
- English: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports Select 1 SD, Star Sports Select 1 HD, Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD 3
- Bangla: Star Sports Bangla (all match days). Jalsha Movies (SD and HD) on Sundays
- Hindi: Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD
- Kannada: Star Sports Kannada (all match days). Star Suvarna (SD and HD) on Sundays
- Malayalam: Star Sports Malayalam (all match days). Asianet Plus (SD) on Sundays
- Marathi: Star Pravah (SD and HD) on Sundays
- Tamil: Star Sports Tamil (all match days). Vijay Super (SD) on Sunday
- Telugu: Star Sports Telugu (all match days). Maa Movies (SD and HD) on Sundays
Additionally, DD Sports will broadcast one game per week with a one-hour delay. You can check our detailed guide on how to watch IPL 2021 for free in India.
UK and Ireland
In the UK you can watch all 60 matches of IPL 2021 on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event. You can also watch cricket matches on the Sky Go app, available on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Fire OS and Huawei’s Harmony OS.
Australia and New Zealand
Fox Sports is the official broadcaster of IPL 2021 in Australia. Digital streaming rights, however, belong to Kayo Sports. It also offers other live sports events, such as NRL, Aussie Rules (Australian Rules Football), F1, etc. Cricket fans in New Zealand can watch IPL 2021 on Sky Sports 2.
United States and Canada
In the US and Canada, viewers can catch all the IPL 2021 action on Willow TV, available on most major cable and satellite TV services including Dish, Spectrum, Xfinity, Verizon Fios, and more. You can also watch the IPL 2021 live stream on the Willow TV app on Android and iOS, as well as streaming services like Sling TV. Additionally, Hotstar US will live stream all games in the country.
Middle East and Africa
SuperSport is the official broadcaster of IPL 2021 in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Meanwhile, BeIN Sports has secured the digital media rights to broadcast IPL 2021 in the Middle East and North Africa. BeIN Sports 3 will broadcast the matches in these regions.
Caribbean and Pacific Islands
Flow Sports 2 will let you watch IPL 2021 live in the Caribbean, while EMTV will do the honors in Papua New Guinea. In most of the Pacific Islands, Digicel will be the destination of choice for IPL 2021.
Europe, Southeast Asia and Latin America
YuppTV will host IPL 2021 in Southeast Asia and the rest of Europe (except UK and Ireland). It holds the digital rights to stream IPL 2021 across large parts of South Asia, Central Asia and Southeast Asia (excluding Malaysia and Singapore). It also has the rights for continental Europe, as well as Central and South America.
Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong
In Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, you can watch IPL 2021 on StarHub TV+.
South Asia (except India and Pakistan)
Net TV Nepal and SimTV Nepal have the rights to IPL 2021 in Nepal, while SLRC, Dialog TV and PeoTV will be the prime destinations in Sri Lanka. In Bangladesh, you should tune in to Channel 9 and Gazi TV, while Afghan cricket fans can follow Rashid Khan’s exploits on Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA). Meanwhile, Yupp TV also has the digital rights to broadcast IPL 2021 across much of South Asia, including Sri Lanka, Nepal, Japan, Bhutan and the Maldives.
Pakistan: How to watch IPL 2021
Unfortunately for cricket fans in Pakistan, IPL 2021 will not be available for viewing in the country due to deteriorating relations between the two neighbours. You can, however, check out the best VPNs for streaming region-locked content online.
Watch IPL 2021 live on any device, online or on cable TV
The first match of the 2021 season will see Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore take on defending champions Mumbai Indians led by Rohit Sharma. The game starts today (Friday, April 9) at 7:30 p.m. IST (2:00 p.m. GMT). You can view the full program at IPL official website. Meanwhile, as you can see from the guide above, IPL 2021 will be available to watch almost anywhere in the world, whether you are in India or outside. So go ahead, turn on IPL 2021 and enjoy some amazing cricket action in these uncertain times.