The Indian Premier League (IPL) is back in India after the last season was held in the UAE because of COVID-19. Unfortunately, there will be no in-person attendance this year as well because of the ongoing second wave of the pandemic. However, the world’s biggest cricketing extravaganza will be telecast live in most countries across the globe. 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 and Cable TV)
IPL is back to its regular summertime slot after being postponed to autumn last year amidst the pandemic. The cricket tournament will be broadcast live in many countries, including the UK, Australia, and even the US. Read on to know how you can 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 the Star Sports network (Star Sports and Star Sports HD) in India. You will also be able to stream it live on Disney+ Hotstar, provided you have either a VIP or Premium subscription. Alongside 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 Sundays
- Telugu: Star Sports Telugu (All match days). Maa Movies (SD and HD) on Sundays
In addition, DD Sports will air one game per week with a one-hour delay. You can check out our detailed guide to learn how to watch IPL 2021 for free in India.
UK and Ireland
In the UK, you can watch all 60 games in IPL 2021 on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event. You can also watch the 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. The digital streaming rights, however, are with Kayo Sports. It also offers other live sporting events, such as NRL, Aussie Rules (Australian Rules Football), F1, and more. Cricket fans in New Zealand can watch IPL 2021 on Sky Sports 2.
USA 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, along with streaming services like Sling TV. Also, Hotstar US will be live-streaming every game 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, whereas EMTV will do the honors in Papua New Guinea. Across most of the Pacific Islands, Digicel will be the go-to destination for IPL 2021.
Europe, South East Asia, and Latin America
YuppTV will be the home for IPL 2021 in South East Asia and the rest of Europe (barring the UK and Ireland). It has the digital rights to stream IPL 2021 across large parts in South Asia, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia (except Malaysia and Singapore). It also has the rights for Continental Europe, as well as Central & South America.
Singapore, Malaysia & 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 for IPL 2021 in Nepal, while SLRC, Dialog TV, and PeoTV will be the go-to destinations in Sri Lanka. In Bangladesh, you need to tune in to Channel 9 and Gazi TV, while Afghanistani cricket fans can follow Rashid Khan’s exploits on Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA). Meanwhile, Yupp TV also has digital rights to stream 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 because of the deteriorating relationship between the two neighbors. You can, however, check out the best VPNs to stream region-locked content online.
Watch IPL 2021 Live on Any Device, Online, or Cable TV
The first match of the 2021 season will see Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore take on the reigning champions, Mumbai Indians, led by Rohit Sharma. The game starts today (Friday, April 9th) at 7:30 PM IST (2 PM GMT). You can check out the full schedule on the official IPL website. Meanwhile, as you can tell from the guide above, IPL 2021 will be available to watch almost everywhere around the world, whether you’re within India or outside. So go ahead, switch on IPL 2021 and enjoy some amazing cricket action in these uncertain times.