IPL 2021 was started with the first match between Mumbai Indian and Chennai Super Kings on 09 April 2021. However, it was called off indefinitely by BCCI when several players and support staff of few franchises tested positive. IPL is going to resume its remaining matches from 19 September. Cricket fans were eagerly waiting for the resumption of this mega Cricket event. We have news for you if you are in the USA and have taken a Hotstar subscription to watch IPL 2021 in the USA.
Hotstar discontinued its services in the USA and you will not be able to access IPL 2021 live matches on Hotstar. However, Hotstar current content and upcoming programs will be live-streamed on Disney plus bundle. The current Hotstar subscribers can access the Disney Plus bundle for the remaining subscription period or initiate a pro-rated refund. You should contact to Hotstar support team for the same.
The question is how and where to watch the remaining live matches of IPL 2021 in the USA?
How to watch IPL 2021 in USA?
ESPN Plus will be the only streaming service where you can watch all IPL 2021 matches live. This is good news for those Cricket fans who subscribe to Hotstar for a year to watch IPL and other cricket matches. Hotstar was charging $49.99 a year and had not a monthly subscription for Cricket fans.
To watch IPL 2021, subscribe to the ESPN Plus package by following these steps.
But ESPN plus has both options of the monthly and annual subscription. The ESPN Plus monthly subscription price is $6.99 a month, while the yearly subscription costs you $69.99 a year. When we compare both pricing, the monthly subscription is costlier. You can save $14 a year with an ESPN+ annual subscription. If you were paying Hotstar to watch only cricket matches, ESPN plus subscription would be your one-stop solution for IPL 2021 and ICC T20 World Cup matches.
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Follow the given steps to watch IPL 2021 live in the USA.
- Visit ESPN Plus official website
Click here to visit the official website of ESPN Plus and click on subscribe to ESPN Plus only tab as shown in the below image. You can also subscribe to Disney plus bundle on ESPN plus website. Once you click the tab, you will be directed to account creation page.
- Create ESPN plus account to watch IPL 2021 live.
On this page, you will need to fill up personnel details like First name, last name, email address and password. Check the terms and conditions column and click on the Sign-up tab. After that, you will get an email from ESPN plus to verify the email id. Verify it and proceed to the payment step. On the payment page, complete the payment and start watching IPL 2021 matches live on ESPN plus.
Can you watch IPL 2021 free?
If you are considering the option to watch IPL 2021 matches live free, this is not possible. Instead, you need to purchase the ESPN plus subscription by paying a monthly subscription cost of $6.99. Moreover, ESPN plus does not offer a free trial to its subscriber. Therefore, you will need to purchase ESPN plus package by paying monthly or yearly subscription.
Disney Plus Bundle
If you ask me which subscription you should go for. I will suggest the Disney plus bundle due to its value for money package. In case you are not a big fan of Indian TV shows, Bollywood movies and Hotstar originals. Still, this Disney bundle has a lot to offer. You will get access to all programs of Hulu plus(ad-supported) and all Disney plus originals, movies and shows.
And if Hotstar content is in your favorite TV program lists, it would be the best streaming bundle for you at a reasonable cost. Disney plus bundle will cost you $13.99 a month with Hulu plus (ad-supported), while the price of the Disney plus bundle is $19.99 if you go for the Hulu Plus Ad-free version. Unfortunately, there is no annual subscription plan for the Disney Plus bundle currently.
IPL 2021 Schedule
The IPL teams played 29 matches during April and May 2021 before the IPL was called off by BCCI. The remaining matches will be played from 19 September 2021. The remaining IPL matches will be played in UAE at three venues:
- Abu Dhabi
All the matches will be live on Disney plus Hotstar in India, while ESPN plus will be streaming IPL 2021 in the USA and Sky Sports will be live streaming IPL 2021 matches in the UK. A total of 31 games are scheduled, including the IPL final on 15 October 2021 in Dubai. When we talk about match timing, all the matches will be live either at 1530 hours or 1930 Hours IST. The IPL fans in the USA can watch games at 0300AM and 0700 AM Pacific Time.
Below is the schedule for IPL 2021.
IPL 2021 schedule
All timings are in Pacific Time.
IPL 2021 point table
The DC has played eight matches and is on the top of the IPL 2021 points table with 12 points. CSK and RCB have played seven matches each and is on the second and third spot respectively.
Below is the IPL 2021 point table where you can find matches played, won, lost, team points and NRR.