CRICKET’s most enthralling, lucrative and glamorous tournament is into its final week of the regular season.
IPL fever is sweeping the sub-continent with the eight Indian Premier League sides looking to take their places in the top four as the competition reaches its business end.
AP:Associated Press Reigning champions Mumbai are hoping a late surge will see them reach the play-offs
Here is how you can watch all the action from this year’s competition.
What TV channel and live stream is the IPL on?
Sky Sports are the rights holders for the tournament in the United Kingdom.
All 60 games will be broadcast on the Sky Sports Cricket channel with some on Sky Sports Mix.
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Sky viewers stream the action on Sky Go on laptop, tablet and mobile.
Non-Sky subscribers can buy a Now TV pass starting from £7.99 to stream the matches. Find it here.
You can also listen to talkSport 2 for all the latest coverage of the IPL. Find it here.
In India, Star Sports won the rights to the IPL for the next five seasons in a massive £1.8bn deal, the most lucrative TV contract in all of cricket.
All IPL cricket matched shifted out of Chennai due to protests outside the stadium
In comparison, English home international and domestic cricket rights for 2020-2024 just sold for £1.1bn to Sky Sports and BBC, and India’s home internationals fetched £667m for the next five years.
What time are the games?
Today’s game between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab takes place at 3.30pm BST.
Most fixtures commence at 8pm in India, which means a 3.30pm start UK time.
There are, however, a number of double headers on weekends with one game starting at 4pm Indian time (11.30am BST).
AP:Associated Press The IPL is the most prestigious tournament in domestic cricket
Getty Fans in Delhi watch the action a big screen in the city Demonstrators protest outside the Chepauk Stadium ahead of IPL cricket match in Chennai due to a row over water