The fifth edition of the biggest cricketing extravaganza of the year – the Indian Premier League 2012 is going to kickstart on April 4th 2012 and you will soon forget the debacles of the Indian cricket team at Australia, Bangladesh & South Africa.
IPL 2012 will see 9 city based teams fighting it out against each other in league + knockout basis, with 76 matches spanning across 53 days. All of those will be broadcasted live on SET MAX. But in case you will be away on work, or don’t have a TV, or your cable operator is a little too mean, or if you are away from India, you can still watch IPL matches online, thanks to BCCI and others.
The first match of IPL 5 season will be between the current champions Chennai Super Kings and the Mumbai Indians. Prior to that, there will be a grand opening ceremony where international stars like Katy Perry is supposed to perform. You can watch that as well online on the same links given below.
By the way, cricket lovers in UK is able to watch IPL matches live online on ITV. Internet users in USA can also watch IPL match live on Willow TV, and of course on these links below.
5 Ways to Watch IPL 2012 Online
1. Watch IPL 2012 Live online on Indiatimes – This is the best bet to watch IPL 5 online across the world, thanks to Indiatimes, who is the official streaming partner of IPL 2012.
2. Watch IPL 2012 Live streaming online for free on IPLT20.com – For all practical purposes, this is the same stream as above, but a nice option to have in handy. This is the official website of IPL 2012 by the way.
3. IPL 5 Live Streaming on Youtube – Again, this stream is run by indiatimes, but much more reliable as we saw in 2011. No traffic and page load issues like the other 2. And yeah, they do have the IPL highlights and match replays here.
4. Watch IPL 5 Online on Willow TV – US only and not free, but a nice and reliable option to watch IPL 2012 live online.
5. Unofficial live streaming of IPL 2012 – These sources below are not official websites and hence the odds are heavy that they are not legal. So check the legality before accessing them.
As you wait for IPL 2012 to begin, here is a well made commercial showing what you can expect