Star Network will continue production for the upcoming 14th edition of the Indian Premier League, starting April 9. Star had bagged the production contract for the IPL and domestic cricket for three years (international matches are and were being produced by the BCCI itself) in 2018 and the deal had ended last year. While many cricket fans were looking to watch the forthcoming season of the Vivo IPL 2021 live, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to play the matches behind closed doors to begin with — owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Fans will have to follow along the action on screen instead and you can do so online on your mobile phone or smart TV, aside from live TV.
The BCCI has continued its partnership with Disney+ Hotstar to livestream the IPL 2021 in the country. You can pick either Disney+ Hotstar VIP at Rs. 399 a year or Disney+ Hotstar Premium at Rs. 1,499 a year (Rs. 299 a month) to get livestream access to the forthcoming IPL season. Of course, the latter offers a list of additional benefits over the former to match with the higher subscription pricing. Credit card users can avail the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription at an even discounted price of Rs. 365. Further, telecom operators including Airtel, Vi (Vodafone Idea), and Jio are offering their various prepaid recharge plans with complimentary annual subscription to the Disney+ Hotstar VIP service to offer you access to IPL 2021.For TV viewers, IPL 2021 matches will be broadcast live through Star India's sports channel catalogue Star Sports. IPL 2021 will feature eight teams, with the first match set to take place between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. It will begin on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. IST. According to the official IPL 2021 schedule, 11 doubleheaders will be played, with six teams playing three afternoon matches and two teams playing two afternoon matches.
YuppTV has secured digital media rights to the 2021 Indian Premier League in Australia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Japan, Bhutan, Maldives, Central Asia, Continental Europe, Central and South America, and Southeast Asia (except Malaysia, Singapore). Vivo IPL has returned to India after being relocated to the UAE in 2020 due to a nationwide lockdown. From April 9 to May 30, 2021, YuppTV will broadcast all of the action from the Vivo IPL 2021. Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Kolkata are among the cities hosting the gathering. All those who want to watch IPL for free can do so using the below methods:
Jio recharge packs
Airtel recharge packs
Vi recharge packs
Jio Postpaid Plus