Foxtel has secured a major victory after retaining the broadcast rights to one of the world’s biggest cricket tournaments — the Indian Premier League — for the 2019 edition of the season.
Foxtel initially won the rights to televise the IPL live last season after it wasn’t shown on Australian TV for the five years prior, meaning 2019 will represent the second consecutive years the subscription television giant will broadcast the event.
Though the Big Bash League has won the hearts of Australian cricket lovers, the IPL possesses the greatest depth of talent, and is the best showcase of the shortest format of the game. A number of Australia’s top T20 players will make an appearance, including former captain Steve Smith and former vice-captain David Warner, as well as Chris Lynn, Marcus Stoinis, Shane Watson, Ashton Turner, and many more.
When is this year’s IPL?
This year’s tournament, which will be the 12th edition of what has rapidly become the most popular 20-over domestic competition in the world, will begin on March 23. It will run over the course of roughly six weeks, but the exact dates of the latter stages of the tournament are still yet to be determined – a balancing act has been required to ensure it begins after the Indian general elections, while still finishing before the start of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
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How can I watch the IPL?
Australian fans will have a couple choices of how and where they can watch the Indian Premier League, including traditional pay TV and live streaming options.
Watch IPL 2019 Live with Foxtel
Foxtel will carry the IPL on the Fox Cricket channel in combination with Fox Sports, meaning it will be available to watch via a traditional Foxtel subscription provided you have the Sports pack included in your plan. You can choose to watch at home on your television, or stream through the Foxtel Go app, which is free to download and use for all Foxtel subscribers. Likewise, you can also watch the IPL live online with a Foxtel Now subscription and a compatible internet connected device.
Stream the IPL Live with Kayo
Alternatively, you can live stream IPL 2019 using Kayo Sports and eligible mobile devices with their 14 day free trial for new subscribers. Kayo offers access to the same live Indian Premier League broadcasts as Foxtel, and has a split-view feature so you can catch up to four events at the same time, ensuring you don’t have to miss a key moment of the Cricket and other sport listed in their TV guide.
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