The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League is up and running and the teams are battling it out against each other. As of now, Royal Challengers Bangalore is at the top of the points table. Following them behind are the Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals. On the other hand, the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders are having a nightmare right now having won only one match out of their 4 and 5, respectively. The defending champions, Mumbai Indians are at the 4th spot with 2 wins out of 5. If they want to win their third trophy on the trot, then the team needs to step up a bit.
As we all know there is no crowd allowed in stadiums due to Covid-19. The situation in India is getting severe and it is highly unlikely that there will be fans allowed in any of the IPL matches. Therefore, the fans are watching the tournament live either on their mobile phones, PCs, laptops or of course their televisions. The IPL cricket live streaming is available all around the world and the fans can easily catch all the live-action from anywhere.
That being said, there are multiple platforms, especially in India, which live stream the matches in different regional languages. Here we are talking about the Star Network and the international live streaming partners. There are matches being covered in 9 different languages which shows the diversity of the tournament. The fans in every part of India can watch the matches in 8 out of the 9 languages if they don’t have access to Lemar TV (Pashto).
So, in this article, we will be looking at all the Star channels that live stream the IPL in multiple languages. Moreover, some English platforms will be discussed.
Star Network and International Broadcasting Partners
As mentioned above, there are matches being covered in eight different languages on the Star Network. The platform has multiple channels for the job and all of them are available in HD and SD. Well, before we list down the channels, it is important to know from where you can watch them. So, first and foremost, you can watch all the live Indian Premier League matches on your television or Smart TV or Dish TV. If you donâ€™t have access to Star Sports then simply contact your cable providers and they will add it soon to your TV set.
On the other hand, you can get the Disney+ Hotstar subscription in order to watch the live streaming of Star Sports. You can either get the 399/year VIP subscription or the 1499/year premium one. However, you can get the platform for free with one year of VIP subscription if you are a Vodafone, Airtel, or Jio Reliance user. All of them have multiple prepaid, postpaid, and broadband packages with which the Disney+ Hotstar comes for absolutely free along with many other benefits.
Having said that, let’s take a look at all the channels of the Star Network and others. All of them are streaming the IPL matches in different regional languages.
English â€“ So first of all, let us take a look at the Star Sports channels broadcasting the tournament in English. We have Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 3, and Star Sports 3 HD.
Apart from them, the live telecasting of IPL in English is also available on Sky Sports in England and Ireland. In New Zealand, fans can head over to Sky Sport NZ. Willow TV is the official broadcast partner in the United States of America and Canada. Gazi Tv and SLRC/Channel Eye will live stream the entire tournament in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka respectively.
Fox Sports and Foxtel are broadcasting the tournament in Australia. As for South Africa and all the MENA countries, SuperSport and BeIN Sports will be the go-to channels, respectively. Besides, the fans can also watch the matches on online live streaming sites like SmartCric, WebCric, CricHD, TouchCric, etc.
Hindi â€“ Now if we look at the channels broadcasting the tournament in the National language of India, then we have a couple of them. You can watch the IPL matches in Hindi on Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD.
Tamil â€“ Star Sports has a dedicated Tamil language channel for the fans preferring to watch the matches in it. We have Star Sports Tamil bringing you all the live-action. Besides, Vijay Super SD will televise all the matches that take place on Sundays.
Telugu â€“ Likewise Star Sports Tamil, we have Star Sports Telugu as well. Itâ€™ll broadcast all the live matches. Moreover, the Maa Movies SD and HD will also live stream all the matches on Sundays.
Kannada – The very platform has a channel in Kannada as well. For that, you have to switch over to Star Sports Kannada. On Sundays, you can watch the matches on Star Suvarna SD and Star Suvarna HD as well.
Bengali Ââ€“ India has a huge population that speaks the Bengali language. So, for that, Star Sports has its Bengali variant as well called the Star Sports Bangla. Apart from that, Jalsha movies SD and Jalsha Movies HD will also broadcast all the matches but only on Sundays.
Marathi â€“ Unfortunately, Star Sports does not have a separate channel in the Marathi language. Therefore, you will have to either watch the matches on regular matchdays on the above-mentioned channels. Otherwise, you can watch the games on Sundays on Star Pravah SD and HD.
Malayalam â€“ Second last on the list is the Malayalam language. Similarly, like Marathi, it also does not have a Star Sports channel. Though, you can watch the matches on Sundays in Malayalam on Asianet Plus SD.
Pashto â€“ Lastly, we have the Pashto language on the list. Although it is not a part of Star Sports nor India, Lemar Tv will be live streaming all the Indian Premier League matches in Afghanistan in their national language, I.E., Pashto.