talkSPORT lands live commentary rights to Indian Premier League
Friday 14th April: Following on from talkSPORT’s award-winning coverage of international winter cricket in India and the West Indies, the network has secured the rights of 20 Indian Premier League matches across April and May. The live commentary starts next Tuesday 18th April on talkSPORT2, as part of a new deal with international streaming service DAZN.
Fans will hear familiar voices from talkSPORT’s award-winning roster of commentators and pundits, including Cricket Editor Jon Norman and broadcaster Andrew McKenna, as well as Australian Cricket Writer Jarrod Kimber, who will cover some of the biggest matches throughout the IPL.
They will be joined by pundits Monty Panesar, the former English International Cricketer, New Zealand Cricketer Iain O’Brien, Irish Cricketer Cath Dalton and former England fast bowler Steve Harmison. The team will lend their cricketing expertise to the live commentary, from Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians to Gujarat Titans v Delhi Capitals. Listeners of the talkSPORT network will also hear coverage of some of cricket’s biggest names throughout the IPL, including Ben Stokes, Virat Kohli and many more.
Head of talkSPORT, Liam Fisher, said: “It’s been a packed winter of cricket action and it’s great to be able to take it into the spring with IPL coverage. talkSPORT will provide expert commentary from our broadcasters and pundits across some of the biggest games, and we are pleased to work with DAZN to make sure fans all over the world have access to our fantastic live commentary. Be sure to tune in to get in on the action.”
DAZN said: “We are thrilled to partner with the world’s largest sports radio network, talkSPORT, to deliver their iconic, expert commentary to audiences the world over. They’re perfectly placed to host what’s set to be an incredible season of the Indian Premier League.”
Cricket fans can also access bonus IPL insight and comment by listening to talkSPORT’s long-running weekly cricket show The Cricket Collective, broadcast on talkSPORT 2 every Tuesday, and available on podcast via the Following On feed.
You can tune in to talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 via our free online streaming service at talkSPORT.com, DAB digital radio, download the talkSPORT app, or ask your smart speaker to play talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2. talkSPORT is also widely available across the UK on 1089 or 1053 AM.
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