Indian Premier League, the premier Twenty20 competition in the world, will for the sixth straight year will not be beamed live in the Australian territory. Board of Control for Cricket in India has failed to get a television broadcast partner on board.
Australian viewers will only be able to watch IPL action on Cricketgateway.com , which will also webcast the IPL action in Indian sub-continent.
Network Ten held the rights for the first four years for Australian, but it had declined to broadcast the tournament in year 2011, largely due to poor ratings and because it coincided with a diversification of its One HD channel away from consisting solely of sport. Thereafter, BCCI has not been able to find a TV broadcast partner for the Oceania nation.
IPL 2017 will be played from April 5 to May 21, 2017, and will be spread over 47 days across 10 venues. The T20 extravaganza with 60 matches will be available LIVE across a bouquet of broadcast and streaming platforms. The coverage will be more extensive and more LIVE games will be available for international viewers, said a BCCI Press release on Sunday.
In the Indian subcontinent, IPL 2017 will be broadcast on Sony Pictures Network. The action will also be streamed online on Hotstar (mobile and internet with a 5-minute delay).