IPL 2018 has already started. Much like every season before it, this season is equally exciting giving us nail biting finishes, memorable batting performances and remarkable bowling figures.
The return of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals back into the IPL game has made the tournament even more exciting for now. There have been major reshuffles this year following the fresh auction, which have kept the interest of the audience to see how the new teams and combinations pan out.
To catch the IPL 2018 live, Indian viewers need to tune into Star Sports 1 and Star Sports Select HD for English Commentary and Star Sports Hindi for Hindi commentary. The Star network bagged the TV rights for the IPL for more than 16000 Crores for the next 5 years. Notably Sony group won the bid to broadcast IPL in 2008 for the next 10 years for 8200 Crores.
For online streaming, Hotstar holds the exclusive rights for the tournament. Hotstar is shelling out a Rs. 299 all sports pass for the entire year.
Airtel TV is also broadcasting the matches, but that is limited to only Airtel Mobile users. Similarly Jio users will be able to watch the matches on JioTV.
In the United Kingdom, Sky Sports have won the exclusive rights for the tournament. Subscribers of the Sky Sports channel will have the privilege of watching the matches on TV or via a live stream available through the Sky Go app. The network also offers a Day Pass for £7.99 and a Week Pass for £12.99.
In the United States and Canada, a channel called Willow TV is broadcasting all the matches for IPL 2018.
A total of 60 matches will be played in this tournament spread over 51 days. The finale is scheduled for May 27th to be held at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. The Qualifiers will begin from May 22nd.