MS Dhoni and Faf Du Plessis for Chennai
MS Dhoni will be hoping to regain the IPL title Image Credit: BCCI

Dubai: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League will be played behind closed doors across three venues in the UAE — Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

IPL 13 will feature 60 games, starting on Saturday and finishing on November 10, 2020.

However, cricket fans in the UAE and around the world can watch all the matches live on television through broadcasters operating in their region.

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BeIN Sports have secured the TV rights for live coverage of IPL 2020 in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and will broadcast and streamed live by BeIN across the 24 countries throughout the region.

Countries include Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen.

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BeIN Sports is also available on Etisalat’s eLife. Any new customer or migrating customer who signs up to eLife Unlimited starter or Entertainment, will be able to avail three months free subscription to BeIN Sports. After three months, customers will then pay the Dh110 excluding VAT per month if they decide to stay subscribed. The IPL will be available on BeIN Sports HD 13.

The IPL on TV around the world

India: Star Sports, Star Gold, DD Sports
United Kingdom: Sky Sports Cricket
United States: Willow TV
Australia: Fox Sports
MENA Countries: BeIN Sports
South Africa: SuperSport
Pakistan: Geo Super
New Zealand: Sky Sport NZ
Caribbean: Flow Sports
Canada: Willow TV, Hotstar Canada
Bangladesh: Channel 9, Gazi TV
Afghanistan: Radio Television Afghanistan
Sri Lanka: SLRC (Channel Eye)