TATA IPL 2022 schedule has been announced. The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to begin in the last week of March. The new IPL season will be a 10-team tournament, with Ahmedabad and Lucknow also joining in. This is the first time since 2013 that more than 8 teams will be part of the franchise-based T20 league. In addition to that, the IPL 2022 will be sponsored by TATA instead of Vivo.
While in-person attendance has been allowed for the first time since 2019, it is worth mentioning that the entire season of the IPL will be hosted across four stadiums in Maharashtra. Here’s a quick look at IPL 2022 schedule, how to watch IPL 2022 online in India
When will TATA IPL 2022 begin?
The IPL 2022 live matches will begin on March 26th. The season is likely to continue for 60-plus days. A total of 74 matches including the playoffs and finals will be played among 10 teams in this season of IPL. The date for IPL 2022 final is set for May 29th.
Where will be the IPL 2022 played?
The venue for this year’s IPL is India. However, instead of hosting the tournament all around the country, BCCI has decided to host all matches in Maharashtra. The matches will be played across four stadiums in Mumbai and Pune, namely Wankhede Stadium (20), Brabourne Stadium (15), DY Patil Stadium (20), and Cricket Association International Stadium (15).
Which teams will be part of TATA IPL 2022?
The IPL 2022 will have as many as 10 teams for the first time since 2012. Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Lucknow, and Rajasthan.
IPL 2022 live streaming: Where to watch IPL live online in India
Disney Plus Hotstar holds the exclusive rights to broadcast all matches of IPL 2022 live online in India. Smartphone and smart TV users can download the Hotstar app on their device, while laptop users can head to the streaming platform’s website to watch the live streaming online. Having said that, you will need a Disney Plus Hotstar subscription otherwise you will only be able to watch IPL live match online in India for the first 5 minutes.
Disney Plus Hotstar subscription plans are as follows:
- Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile: This plan is priced at Rs 499 per year. It offers access to all content available on the streaming platform in HD resolution, but only to smartphone users.
- Disney Plus Hotstar Super: It’s priced at Rs 899 a year. The Disney Plus Hotstar Super plan offers content in HD resolution and support for any two screens at a time.
- Disney Plus Hotstar Premium: The premium plan comes with benefits such as 4K content and support for up to four concurrent screens. This top-tier plan is priced at Rs 299 per month or Rs 1,499 for the same amount of time as the Mobile and Super.
Disney Plus Hotstar VIP plan has been discontinued in India, but if you are subscribed to it, you’ll still be able to watch IPL 2022 live in India on mobile phone, laptop, and smart TV.
There will be no other sites that will live stream TATA IPL 2022 online in India. High Court has ordered a ban on all websites that streams the matches illegally. The court directed all Internet Service Providers (ISP) to block these websites.
IPL live telecast: How to watch IPL 2022 live match on TV
Star Sports network holds the right to broadcast every match of IPL 2022 on TV from April 9th. The live-action will begin at 07:30 pm, except for the days with a double-header. The day matches will start at 3:30 pm IST. The telecast will be available on paid-to-watch Star Sports channels such as
- Star Sports 1 HD and SD (Hindi commentary)
- Star Sports Select 1 (English commentary)
- Star Sports 3 HD and SD (English commentary)
- Star Sports Telugu
- Star Sports Tamil
- Star Sports Kannada
- Star Sports Bangla
The subscription of each channel is Rs 22.42 per month.
How to watch IPL 2022 live streaming online in India for free
In case you don’t have a Disney Plus Hotstar subscription or your subscription has expired, you can get it for free and watch IPL 2022 live streaming using these methods:
- Jio recharge packs
- Airtel recharge packs
- Vi recharge packs
- Jio Postpaid Plus
- Flipkart SuperCoins
You would be getting a subscription to Disney Plus Hotstar, with the aforementioned workarounds. This means that you can stream the content of the platform, including IPL 2022, for free.
1. Jio recharge plans with Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile free subscription (prices start at Rs 499)
Jio users can watch IPL 2022 online for free with Rs 499, Rs 401, Rs 799, 1,066, Rs 1,499, 3,119, and Rs 4,199 all-in-one recharge plans. These Jio recharge packs come with a free subscription to Disney+ Hotstar worth Rs 499 and Rs 1,499. Even though the recharges have validities of their own, the benefits of a Disney Plus Hotstar subscription will last for a year. Here are full details of the Jio plans for prepaid customer.