Indian Premier League returns to Sky Sports

Indian Premier League returns to Sky Sports as broadcaster signs three-year deal to screen T20 competition featuring world cricket’s biggest stars

  • Indian Premier League will return to Sky Sports for the next three years
  • Broadcaster will screen all 60 matches in this year’s IPL, starting on March 29
  • Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler among England stars in the tournament
  • Mumbai Indians will try and defend their title after dramatic win last year 

The Indian Premier League is set to return to Sky Sports this year after the broadcaster regained the rights to the popular T20 cricket tournament.

Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Virat Kohli and Pat Cummins are among the global stars who will play in the 13th edition of the competition, set to get underway on March 29.

Sky, who previously screened the tournament between 2015 and 2018, will show all 60 matches live as the Mumbai Indians attempt to defend their title after agreeing a three-year contract.

Ben Stokes celebrates taking a wicket for the Rajasthan Royals in last year’s IPL in India

Shane Watson plays a shot for the Chennai Super Kings in last year’s dramatic IPL final

Mumbai lifted the trophy for the fourth time with a dramatic one run win over the Chennai Super Kings in Hyderabad, with Jasprit Bumrah taking two crucial wickets to ensure Chennai fell short of the victory target.

Australian fast bowler Cummins became the most expensive overseas purchase in IPL history when the Kolkata Knight Riders spent more than £1.6million to sign him at the 2020 Auction.

MS Dhoni is run out during last year’s final as the Super Kings fell short of the victory target

England’s Jos Buttler plays a shot during a match for Rajasthan in last year’s tournament

The Knight Riders also bought England’s one-day World Cup-winning captain Morgan, while the Super Kings snapped up England all-rounder Sam Curran.

There will be 13 English players in the IPL this year, with Tom Banton getting his first taste of the competition. 

 

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