- The world’s most popular cricket league will resume its 14th season on Sunday 9/19
- The 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup starts on Sunday 10/17
- All VIVO IPL, ICC World Cup and BCCI matches available live in English and Hindi
- Now over 230 games a year on ESPN+ and ESPN+ on Hulu
The 14th season of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) will resume with Chennai Super Kings taking on Mumbai Indians in Dubai on Sunday, September 19, and the match will be broadcast live in the US on ESPN+, with over 30 IPL matches on ESPN+ through the rest of the 2021 schedule.
In addition to the Championship Stage, which concludes with the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals on October 8, ESPN+ will live stream the Qualifier 1, Eliminator and Qualifier 2 matches, as well as the VIVO IPL 2021 Final on Friday. October 15 in Dubai. In 2022, all 60 matches of the IPL season will be broadcast live on ESPN+ starting in March.
ESPN+ will also broadcast 48 matches from the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, starting Sunday, October 17, from the United Arab Emirates. Starting next year, ESPN+ will show a series of ICC World Cup events totaling 170 matches through 2023. These include the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand. and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia in 2022, and the ICC Men’s World Cup. Zimbabwe qualifier and ICC Women’s T20 World Cup South Africa, as well as the quadrennial ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup India in 2023.
Additionally, later this year, ESPN+ will provide cricket fans in the United States with live coverage of the BCCI (Board of Cricket Council in India) home tours hosting South Africa and New Zealand, in addition BCCI home tours with the West Indies and Sri Lanka next year, and New Zealand and Australia in 2023.
“For cricket fans, there is nothing better than VIVO IPL and the ICC World Cup events, and we look forward to bringing all that and more to our cricket fans in the USA on ESPN. + and ESPNCricinfo,” said John Lasker, Vice President, Digital Media Programming, ESPN. “We remain committed to providing the most comprehensive coverage of the best international cricket to a growing fan base in the United States”
All VIVO IPL, ICC World Cup and BCCI matches will be broadcast in English and Hindi.
With the addition of VIVO IPL, ICC World Cup events and BCCI home visits, ESPN+ continues to create a comprehensive, world-class offering for USA cricket fans with over 230 matches per year , including New Zealand cricket and West Indies cricket matches, a growing in-demand archive of cricket match highlights and clips, and ESPNCricinfo.com, the world’s leading source for news, analysis and cricket information on various platforms.
ESPN+ is the industry-leading sports streaming service that brings fans in the United States thousands of live sporting events, original programming not available on linear TV or ESPN’s digital networks, and editorial content. exclusive from dozens of ESPN writers and reporters. Launched in April 2018, ESPN+ has grown to over 14.9 million subscribers.
Fans sign up for ESPN+ for just $6.99 per month (or $69.99 per year) on ESPN.com, ESPNplus.com or the ESPN app (mobile and connected devices). It’s also available as part of The Disney Bundle which gives subscribers access to Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu for $13.99/month (Hulu with ads) or $19.99/month (Hulu without ads).