DisneyStar and Viacom18 winners of IPL rights auction with fee more than doubling

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen its rights valuation more than double, with DisneyStar and Viacom18 set to be revealed as the winners of a competitive rights tender. While the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) is yet to officially reveal the results, multiple reports from the country have said that DisneyStar, the […]

Google reportedly eyeing IPL

Google is the latest major western player that has reportedly become interested in making a play for the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket rights. The rights are currently held by Disney Hotstar but are up for renewal and a number of parties ranging from established Indian media forces to US tech giants are said […]

Amazon and Reliance to make plays for domestic IPL rights

Amazon and Reliance Industries are considering making big plays for domestic rights to cricket’s lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL). The IPL is one of the most-watched sports competitions in the world. The 2020 edition of the IPL, broadcast by Disney-owned Star India, was watched for 383 billion minutes while the opening match alone attracted more […]

BCCI confirms September IPL restart

The BCCI has confirmed plans to restart the IPL in September. The IPL season was suspended in May amid rising Covid-19 infections in India, with a number of players and staff also coming down with the illness. Following the season’s suspension, the BCCI confirmed that the league would be moved to the United Arab Emirates […]

IPL officially relocated to UAE for 2021 season wrapup

The 2021 IPL season will be moved to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the competition’s organising body has announced. The announcement confirms reports that emerged last week around the status of the IPL season that was suspended midway through the tournament last month. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that it […]

IPL set for UAE move

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has reportedly reached a deal to finish its suspended 2021 season later this year in the United Arab Emirates. According to a report from Times of India, the star-studded cricket tournament will restart for a month from September 15, with 31 matches still to play. The Board of Control for […]

IPL will not conclude in India, BCCI president confirms

With speculation mounting over the suspended IPL cricket season, the president of the Board of Control for India (BCCI) has given the biggest indication yet that the tournament could be relocated. The IPL was suspended last week amid as India struggles to contain the latest surge of Covid-19 infections. Official statistics from the country say […]

ECB reportedly makes play to host IPL in England

The suspended IPL season could be restarted in England if ambitious plans from a group of counties are successful. According to a report from the PA, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has made contact with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over continuing the indefinitely suspended tournament.  The 2021 IPL […]

IPL indefinitely suspended as India battles Covid surge

The Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament has been indefinitely suspended as the country continues to be ravaged by a latest wave of Covid-19 infections. Since the 2021 season started last month, the number of infections in India has seen a huge spike, with the country this week recording well over 300,000 new cases per […]

YuppTV picks up international IPL streaming rights

Indian streaming platform YuppTV has reacquired international streaming rights to the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament. The tournament, which is scheduled to start this coming weekend, will be streamed by YuppTV in almost 90 territories, with the platform broadcasting all 60 matches. The deal covers continental Europe, Australia, Sri Lanka, Central and South […]