When is the IPL Starting in 2022? – How to Watch in the UK, USA and India

With the competition now expanded to ten teams, the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League promises to be the biggest and the best but when does it start and how can you watch the action?

When is the IPL Starting in 2022?

It’s been decided that the first game of IPL 2022 will take place on March 26th. The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will be the venue and, as is traditional, the defending champions will begin the tournament.

Chennai Super Kings are defending their title and they will have the honour of getting things underway. The competition will conclude on May 29th.

IPL Format in 2022

For the first time in its history, the Indian Premier League will be split into two groups during the opening stages. This has been done in order to accommodate the addition of two extra teams.

An overall table will be maintained and, at the end of that group stage, the four best performing teams will progress to the playoffs.

You won’t want to miss this tournament and there are plenty of options right across the world.


How to Watch the IPL 2022 in the UK?

In the UK, Sky Sports have a long term contract to cover the IPL and every game in 2022 should be shown live.

Sky Sports have a dedicated cricket channel and this is the main source of coverage. Games could also be shown on the Main Event channel while, in the unlikely event of a clash with other cricket matches, you can also check out Sky Sports Mix.

How to Watch IPL 2022 in India?

Star are the main broadcasters for all Indian Premier League cricket. They were on hand to broadcast all of the action from the Mega Auction and they have the rights to showcase the tournament itself.

All of the games in the 15th edition of the IPL should be shown live on Star from the very start on March 26th, through to the final match on May 29th. Star Sports 1 will be the first channel to check out while there should also be live cricket action from their subsidiary channels such as Star Sports First and Star Sports 1 Hindi.

How to Watch the IPL 2022 in the USA?

Cricket is growing in popularity within the United States and a big audience is expected to tune in to the 2022 IPL. Things are still developing in terms of live TV broadcasting but there are a number of ways in which US viewers can stream the action in real time.

ESPN Plus is the official streaming partner of the IPL and they will provide access to all IPL matches. This is a site that will be most familiar to US users as a main sports broadcaster but there are alternatives.

Disney channels have claimed a number of sporting contracts in recent times and their Hotstar service should also have live streaming. In both cases, simply set up an account and log in to view.


How to Watch the IPL 2022 in Australia?

Fox Sports are one of the biggest sports broadcasters in the world and this is the destination for Australian viewers. All matches in the upcoming IPL season should be broadcast live and will be accessible to the network’s subscribers.

Foxtel is the main source while Foxtel Go is a service that allows you to tune in while on the move, so you never need to miss out on any of the action.

If you want to know more about the 2022 IPL also known as IPL 15, we have a thorough guide on the tournament available under the previous link.