The Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) is back today, and ITV4 will show live and highlights of all the games from April 16 to June 1.
The first game will feature defending champions Mumbai Indians starting their campaign against 2012 winners Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi after it was announced the opening matches of the tournament would be held in the United Arab Emirates.
Major stars of the game including Kevin Pietersen, Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Jacques Kallis and Mitchell Johnson will all be involved in the T20 tournament as eight sides battle it out for the title.
Competing in the IPL this year alongside Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders are Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
This is ITV4’s fifth year covering the competition and Matt Smith and Shonali Nagrani return as main presenters with Isa Guha as co-presenter.
The team of pundits alongside them will include former England captains Michael Vaughan and Alec Stewart, as well as former cricketers Akash Chopra, Mark Butcher, Dominic Cork, Mark Ramprakash, Simon Hughes and Owais Shah.
Niall Sloane, ITV’s Director of Sport, said: “I’m delighted that the Indian Premier League will once again bring big-hitting thrills and spills to ITV4 viewers.”
|Date||Fixture||Start Time||TV Channel|
|April 16||Mumbai Indians vs. Kolkata Knight Riders||3:30pm||ITV 4|
|April 17||Delhi Daredevils vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore||3:30pm||ITV 4|
|April 18||Chennai Super Kings vs. Kings XI Punjab||11:30am||ITV 4|
|April 18||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs. Rajasthan Royals||3:30pm||ITV 4|
|April 19||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Mumbai Indians||11:30am||ITV 4|
|April 19||Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Delhi Daredevils||3:30pm||ITV 4|
|April 20||Rajasthan Royals vs. Kings XI Punjab||3:30pm||ITV 4|
|April 21||Chennai Super Kings vs. Delhi Daredevils||3:30pm||ITV 4|
|April 22||Kings XI Punjab vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad||3:30pm||ITV 4|
|April 23||Rajasthan Royals vs. Chennai Super Kings||3:30pm||ITV 4|
|April 24||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Kolkata Knight Riders||3:30pm||ITV 4|
|April 25||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs. Delhi Daredevils||11:30am||ITV 4|
|April 25||Chennai Super Kings vs. Mumbai Indians||3:30pm||ITV 4|
|April 26||Rajasthan Royals vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore||11:30am||ITV 4|
|April 26||Kings XI Punjab vs. Kolkata Knight Riders||3:30pm||ITV 4|
|April 27||Delhi Daredevils vs. Mumbai Indians||11:30am||ITV 4|
|April 27||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs. Chennai Super Kings||3:30pm||ITV 4|
|April 28||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Kings XI Punjab||3:30pm||ITV 4|
|April 29||Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Rajasthan Royals||3:30pm||ITV 4|
|April 30||Mumbai Indians vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad||3:30pm||ITV 4|