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Photo: IPL

IPL 2021 timings

Cricket matches under IPL 2021 will be held among eight teams, with the first match planned between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. It will begin at 7:30pm IST on April 9. As per the official IPL 2021 schedule, there will be a total of 11 double headers where six teams will play three afternoon matches and two will play two afternoon matches. The afternoon matches will start at 3:30pm IST, while the evening matches will begin at 7:30pm IST.


Match Day Match No Day Date Time Venue Home Away
1 1 Fri 9-Apr 7.30 pm Chennai MI RCB
2 2 Sat 10-Apr 7.30 pm Mumbai CSK DC
3 3 Sun 11-Apr 7.30 pm Chennai SRH KKR
4 4 Mon 12-Apr 7.30 pm Mumbai RR PK
5 5 Tue 13-Apr 7.30 pm Chennai KKR MI
6 6 Wed 14-Apr 7.30 pm Chennai SRH RCB
7 7 Thus 15-Apr 7.30 pm Mumbai RR DC
8 8 Fri 16-Apr 7.30 pm Mumbai PK CSK
9 9 Sat 17-Apr 7.30 pm Chennai MI SRH
10 10 Sun 18-Apr 3.30 pm Chennai RCB KKR
10 11 Sun 18-Apr 7.30 pm Mumbai DC PK
11 12 Mon 19-Apr 7.30 pm Mumbai CSK RR
12 13 Tue 20-Apr 7.30 pm Chennai DC MI
13 14 Wed 21-Apr 3.30 pm Chennai PK SRH
13 15 Wed 21-Apr 7.30 pm Mumbai KKR CSK
14 16 Thur 22-Apr 7.30 pm Mumbai RCB RR
15 17 Fri 23-Apr 7.30 pm Chennai PK MI
16 18 Sat 24-Apr 7.30 pm Mumbai RR KKR
17 19 Sun 25-Apr 3.30 pm Mumbai CSK RCB
17 20 Sun 25-Apr 7.30 pm Chennai SRH DC
18 21 Mon 26-Apr 7.30 pm Ahmedabad PK KKR
19 22 Tue 27-Apr 7.30 pm Ahmedabad DC RCB
20 23 Wed 28-Apr 7.30 pm Delhi CSK SRH
21 24 Thu 29-Apr 3.30 pm Delhi MI RR
22 25 Thur 29-Apr 7.30 pm Ahmedabad DC KKR
23 26 Fri 30-Apr 7.30 pm Ahmedabad PK RCB
24 27 Sat 1-May 7.30 pm Delhi MI CSK
25 28 Sun 2-May 3.30 pm Delhi RR SRH
25 29 Sun 2-May 7.30 pm Ahmedabad PK DC
26 30 Mon 3-May 7.30 pm Ahmedabad KKR RCB
27 31 Tue 4-May 7.30 pm Delhi SRH MI
28 32 Wed 5-May 7.30 pm Delhi RR CSK
29 33 Thur 6-May 7.30 pm Ahmedabad RCB PK
30 34 Fri 7-May 7.30 pm Delhi SRH CSK
31 35 Sat 8-May 3.30 pm Ahmedabad KKR DC
31 36 Sat 8-May 7.30 pm Delhi RR MI
32 37 Sun 9-May 3.30 pm Bengaluru CSK PK
32 38 Sun 9-May 7.30 pm Kolkata RCB SRH
33 39 Mon 10-May 7.30 pm Bengaluru Mi KKR
34 40 Tue 11-May 7.30 pm Kolkata DC RR
35 41 Wed 12-May 7.30 pm Bengaluru CSK KKR
36 42 Thur 13-May 3.30 pm Bengaluru Mi PK
36 43 Thur 13-May 7.30 pm Kolkata SRH RR
37 44 Fri 14-May 7.30 pm Kolkata RCB DC
38 45 Sat 15-May 7.30 pm Bengaluru KKR PK
39 46 Sun 16-May 3.30 pm Kolkata RR RCB
39 47 Sun 16-May 7.30 pm Bengaluru CSK MI
40 48 Mon 17-May 7.30 pm Kolkata DC SRH
41 49 Tue 18-May 7.30 pm Bengaluru KKR RR
42 50 Wed 19-May 7.30 pm Bengaluru SRH PK
43 51 Thur 20-May 7.30 pm Kolkata RCB MI
44 52 Fri 21-May 3.30 pm Bengaluru KKR SRH
44 53 Fri 21-May 7.30 pm Kolkata DC CSK
45 54 Sat 22-May 7.30 pm Bengaluru PK RR
46 55 Sun 23-May 3.30 pm Kolkata MI DC
46 56 Sun 23-May 7.30 pm Kolkata RCB CSK
Mon 24-May Rest Rest
47 57 Tue 25-May 7.30 pm Ahmedabad Qualifier 1
48 58 Wed 26-May 7.30 pm Ahmedabad Eliminator
Thur 27-May Rest Rest
49 59 Fri 28-May 7.30 pm Ahmedabad Qualifier 2
Sat 29-May Rest Rest
50 60 Sun 30-May 7.30 pm Ahmedabad Final

IPL live streaming online 2021

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Photo: Cricket Addictor

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 StarIndia's sports channel catalogue Star Sports.

YuppTV, the world’s largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content has secured the digital media rights for the Indian Premier League 2021. YuppTV to live stream the entire IPL 2021 in Australia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Japan, Bhutan, Maldives, Central Asia, Continental Europe, Central & South America, and Southeast Asia (except Malaysia, Singapore). Yupp TV will provide digital coverage to over 100+ countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland and Faroe Islands, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino and Vatican City, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

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Photo: Sportzpics for BBCI

How to watch IPL 2021

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Photo: Sky Sports

Sky Sports Cricket has become the home of the Indian Premier League 2021 in the UK and Ireland. All 60 matches of the 2021 IPL will be shown live on Sky Sports after the company acquired the UK and Ireland TV broadcast rights for the tournament for the next three years. UK viewers will be able to watch all 60 of the matches exclusively live on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event. Star India announced that Disney + Hotstar now officially available in the United Kingdom and United States of America, and 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL T20) matches streamed online on the digital platform for viewers in the UK and USA. IPL 2021 will be available to subscribers in the two countries via Disney + Hotstar with a subscription fees in two tiers – annually and monthly.

Cricket viewers in the United States can watch Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) live coverage on Willow TV Channel, and SuperSport will telecast live coverage of Indian Premier League 2021 (IPL 14) in Sub-Saharan Africa; all matches live streamed on the SuperSport digital platform (Website, App) and Showmax Pro. Cricket viewers in Canada can watch IPL 14 on Willow TV.

Cricket viewers in Singapore can watch the Indian Premier League 2021 season on StarHub. StarHub customers will be able to catch the IPL 2021 games on StarHub TV+ on new channels IPL Ch 238 and 239. The league matches will also be available free for subscribers of StarHub TV+’s new Indian+ pass through Disney + Hotstar. BeIN Sports have TV rights for live coverage of IPL 2021 in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Countries, here is the list – Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, and Yemen. This year’s tournament will be broadcast and streamed live by beIN Sports across 24 countries throughout the MENA region.

Fox Sports has acquired the rights to the 2021 Indian Premier League, the world’s leading T20 cricket tournament, with LIVE coverage of the competition to be broadcast across Fox Sports and Fox Cricket (available on Foxtel). Kayo Sports will live stream Indian Premier League matches in Australia, a new digital platform in Australia to watch cricket matches online. The Foxtel App is the better option if you already have a TV subscription, while Foxtel Now is the way to go if you only want to stream the Foxtel channel.

Cricket fans in Bangladesh can watch IPL 14 matches live broadcast on Channel 9. Channel 9 is a Bengali language digital cable television. Flow Sports is the popular cricket broadcaster in the Caribbean region, Indian T20 League 2021 feed to be available on Flow Sports in the Caribbean region, as they secured television right for the cash-rich Indian Premier League. For the New Zealand audience, Sky Sport NZ owns the television and OTT rights for the 2021 season of the Indian Premier League, viewers can watch television coverage through Sky Sport NZ while digital coverage will be available on Sky Go, Sky Sports Now, and Fan Pass.

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