How to watch IPL 2020 For Free ?

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IPL ( Indian Premier League ) is World’s most popular cricket league. And People also enjoy this league. But for this they have to pay so charges, So Here I will share a new trick to Watch IPL 2020 For Free or Lowest Cost. Here we will not talk about Hotstar because it’s charges is very high approx Rs. 500/ year. So if you want know how to watch ipl 2020 for free please continue with me….

How to Watch IPL 2020 For Free ?

If you want to enjoy dream 11 ipl live streaming for without hotstar so please follow these steps.

So Continue How to Watch IPL 2020 For Free Trick –

(1.) First of All Install Bluestar App .

To download Bluestar Official App Click Here or Click on ” Bluestar App”.

(2.) After download completed, Install the App on your device. Please Note that this app is only for Android User.

(3.) Thereafter Open Bluestar App On You Phone.

(4.) There Here you will ask to Register, So fill you all details like as Full Name, Mobile No. and Password. Then Click on Register Button.

(5.) When you click on Register button The app will ask you to pay Only Rs. 49 for registration.

(6.) You can pay Rs. 49 from Any UPI Payment App like as PayTm, Google Pay, BHIM, Airtel Money etc.

(7.) Once When you successfully pay Rs. 49, your registration will complete and you will automatically login into Bluestar App.

(8.) Here you will get different – different features like as Scorecard, LIVE STREAMING in Ultra HD (Hindi and English both), Points Table and Upcoming Tournaments and Much More….

(9.) To Watch IPL 2020 Live Streaming Just You Have to click only on “LIVE” Button and Streaming will start automatically.

(10.) Thereafter You Can Enjoy  IPL Live streaming on This App Anytime –  Anywhere at Low Internet Connection Also.

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What is IPL ?

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India contested during March or April and May of every year by eight teams representing eight different cities in India.[3] The league was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2008. The IPL has an exclusive window in ICC Future Tours Programme. The IPL is the most-attended cricket league in the world and in 2014 ranked sixth by average attendance among all sports leagues.In 2010, the IPL became the first sporting event in the world to be broadcast live on YouTube.[6][7] The brand value of the IPL in 2019 was ₹475 billion (US$6.7 billion), according to Duff & Phelps.[8] According to BCCI, the 2015 IPL season contributed ₹11.5 billion (US$160 million) to the GDP of the Indian economy.[9] There have been twelve seasons of the IPL tournament. The current IPL title holders are the Mumbai Indians, who won the 2019 season.[10] The venue for the 2020 season has been moved, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; games will now take place in the United Arab Emirates from September 19 through November 10.[11][12]

Background

The Indian Cricket League (ICL) was founded in 2007, with funding provided by Zee Entertainment Enterprises.[13] The ICL was not recognised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) or the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the BCCI were not pleased with its committee members joining the ICL executive board.[14] To prevent players from joining the ICL, the BCCI increased the prize money in their own domestic tournaments and also imposed lifetime bans on players joining the ICL, which was considered a rebel league by the board.[15][16]

Organisation

Tournament format

Currently, with eight teams, each team plays each other twice in a home-and-away round-robin format in the league phase. At the conclusion of the league stage, the top four teams will qualify for the playoffs. The top two teams from the league phase will play against each other in the first Qualifying match, with the winner going straight to the IPL final and the loser getting another chance to qualify for the IPL final by playing the second Qualifying match. Meanwhile, the third and fourth place teams from league phase play against each other in an eliminator match and the winner from that match will play the loser from the first Qualifying match. The winner of the second Qualifying match will move onto the final to play the winner of the first Qualifying match in the IPL Final match, where the winner will be crowned the Indian Premier League champions.

Player acquisition, squad composition and salaries

A team can acquire players through any of the three ways: the annual player auction, trading players with other teams during the trading windows, and signing replacements for unavailable players. Players sign up for the auction and also set their base price, and are bought by the franchise that bids the highest for them. Unsold players at the auction are eligible to be signed up as replacement signings. In the trading windows, a player can only be traded with his consent, with the franchise paying the difference if any between the old and new contracts. If the new contract is worth more than the older one, the difference is shared between the player and the franchise selling the player. There are generally three trading windows—two before the auction and one after the auction but before the start of the tournament. Players cannot be traded outside the trading windows or during the tournament, whereas replacements can be signed before or during the tournament.

Some of the team composition rules (as of 2020 season) are as follows:

  • The squad strength must be between 18 and 25 players, with a maximum of 8 overseas players.
  • Salary cap of the entire squad must not exceed ₹850 million (US$12 million).[30]
  • Under-19 players cannot be picked unless they have previously played first-class or List A cricket.
  • A team can play a maximum of 4 overseas players in their playing eleven.[31]

The term of a player contract is one year, with the franchise having the option to extend the contract by one or two years. Since the 2014 season, the player contracts are denominated in the Indian rupee, before which the contracts were in U.S. dollars. Overseas players can be remunerated in the currency of the player’s choice at the exchange rate on either the contract due date or the actual date of payment.[32] Prior to the 2014 season, Indian domestic players were not included in the player auction pool and could be signed up by the franchises at a discrete amount while a fixed sum of ₹1 million (US$14,000) to ₹3 million (US$42,000) would get deducted per signing from the franchise’s salary purse. This received significant opposition from franchise owners who complained that richer franchises were “luring players with under-the-table deals” following which the IPL decided to include domestic players in the player auction. According to a 2015 survey by Sporting Intelligence and ESPN The Magazine, the average IPL salary when pro-rated is US$4.33 million per year, the second highest among all sports leagues in the world. Since the players in the IPL are only contracted for the duration of the tournament (less than two months), the weekly IPL salaries are extrapolated pro rata to obtain an average annual salary, unlike other sports leagues in which players are contracted by a single team for the entire year.[34]

Match rules

IPL games utilise television timeouts and hence there is no time limit in which teams must complete their innings. However, a penalty may be imposed if the umpires find teams misusing this privilege. Each team is given a two-and-a-half-minute “strategic timeout” during each innings; one must be taken by the bowling team between the ends of the 6th and 9th overs, and one by the batting team between the ends of the 13th and 16th overs.[35]

Since the 2018 season, the Umpire Decision Review System is being used in all IPL matches, allowing each team one chance to review an on-field umpire’s decision per innings.[36]

Prize money

The 2019 season of the IPL offered a total prize money of ₹500 million (US$7.0 million), with the winning team netting ₹200 million (US$2.8 million). The first and second runners up received ₹125 million (US$1.8 million) and ₹87.5 million (US$1.2 million), respectively, with the fourth placed team also winning ₹87.5 million (US$1.2 million).[37] The other teams are not awarded any prize money. The IPL rules mandate that half of the prize money must be distributed among the players.[38]

Broadcasting

The IPL’s broadcast rights were originally held by a partnership between Sony Pictures Networks and World Sport Group, under a ten-year contract valued at US$1.03 billion. Sony would be responsible for domestic television, while WSG would handle international distribution.[88][89] The initial plan was for 20% of these proceeds to go to the IPL, 8% as prize money and 72% would be distributed to the franchisees from 2008 until 2012, after which the IPL would go public and list its shares.[90] However, in March 2010, the IPL decided not to go public and list its shares.[91] As of the 2016 season, Sony MAXSony SIX, and Sony ESPN served as the domestic broadcasters of the IPL; MAX and SIX aired broadcasts in Hindi, while SIX also aired broadcasts in the BengaliTamil, and Telugu languages. Sony ESPN broadcast English-language feeds.[92] Sony also produced an entertainment-oriented companion talk showExtraaa Innings T20, which featured analysis and celebrity guests. The IPL became a major television property within India; Sony MAX typically became the most-watched television channel in the country during the tournament,[94] and by 2016, annual advertising revenue surpassed ₹12 billion (US$170 million). Viewership numbers were expected to increase further during the 2016 season due to the industry adoption of the new BARC ratings system, which also calculates rural viewership rather than only urban markets.  In the 2016 season, Sony’s broadcasts achieved just over 1 billion impressions (television viewership in thousands), jumping to 1.25 billion the following year. On 4 September 2017, it was announced that the then-current digital rights-holder, Star India, had acquired the global media rights to the IPL under a five-year contract beginning in 2018. Valued at ₹163.475 billion (US$2.55 billion, £1.97 billion), it is a 158% increase over the previous deal, and the most expensive broadcast rights deal in the history of cricket. The IPL sold the rights in packages for domestic television, domestic digital, and international rights; although Sony held the highest bid for domestic television, and Facebook had made a US$600 million bid for domestic digital rights (which U.S. media interpreted as a sign that the social network was interested in pursuing professional sports rights),[96][97] Star was the only bidder out of the shortlist of 14 to make bids in all three categories. Star CEO Uday Shankar stated that the IPL was a “very powerful property”, and that Star would “remain very committed to make sure that the growth of sports in this country continues to be driven by the power of cricket”. He went on to say that “whoever puts in that money, they put in that money because they believe in the fans of the sport. The universe of cricket fans, it tells you, continues to very healthy, continues to grow. What was paid in 2008, that was 2008. India and cricket and IPL—all three have changed dramatically in the last 10 years. It is a reflection of that.”[99][98][100] The deal led to concerns that Star India now held a monopoly on major cricket rights in the country, as it is also the rights-holder of ICC competitions and the Indian national team. For its inaugural season, Star aimed to put a larger focus on widening the IPL’s appeal with a “core” cricket audience. The network aimed to broadcast at least two hours of IPL-related programming daily from January until the start of the season, having organised televised announcements of player retention selections and new team captains. Viewership of the player auction, which featured pre- and post-auction reactions and analysis, increased six-fold to 46.5 million. In March, Star Sports broadcast Game Plan: In Your City specials from the home city of each of the IPL’s franchises. Star Sports stated that its in-season coverage and studio programming would focus more on the game itself and behind-the-scenes coverage of the IPL’s teams, rather than trying to incorporate irrelevant entertainment elements. The network introduced a new studio program known as The Dugout, which broadcasts coverage of matches with analysis from a panel of experts. Star broadcasts IPL matches live online in India via its over-the-top video streaming platform Hotstar[103] to subscribers of Hotstar VIP or Hotstar Premium.[104] Matches are also available on Jio TV and Airtel TV apps on smartphones.[105] Throughout the 2019 season, international streaming viewership on Hotstar saw records, exceeding 10 million concurrent viewers multiple times. The 2019 final broke these records, peaking at 18.6 million concurrent streaming viewers. Due to tournament’s popularity, Disney (the owner of Star India) decided to launch their streaming service Disney+ (via Hotstar) in India on March 29, 2020,[107] coincidentally with the beginning of the 2020 season. However, with the postponement of the season due to 2019-2020 coronavirus pandemic,[108] the service was nonetheless launched on April 3, 2020 with a short delay.

How To Watch IPL 2020 Matches Online For Free Without Disney+ Hotstar Subscription on Mobile

IPL is back and the cricket fever is at its all-time high. Disney+ Hotstar, which has exclusive digital telecast rights for Dream 11 IPL 2020, has added an array of exciting features including ball-by-ball predictor game, emojis, multi-cam feed and more in its cricket live streaming feed.

However, last year Hotstar decided to do away with the free package that allowed users to watch 5 minutes of delayed feed. Now, it let’s user watch IPL live for 5 minutes before it asks you to subscribe. The cheapest among all the Disney+Hotstar packs is its “all sports subscription” plan which costs a reasonable Rs. 299 annually. If you are interested in more than just Sports, you may also consider Disney+Hotstar VIP subscription pack that costs Rs 365 annually.

This new Disney+ Hotstar’s VIP subscription plan will not only let watch Dream 11 IPL 2020 but will also give you access live feeds of the prominent Football, Tennis, Cricket, Formula 1, Kabaddi, Badminton events.

Although Hotstar has introduced sports plan just before IPL last year, there is a way you can still watch IPL 2020 live stream on Hotstar for free on your smartphone.

Here’s how to watch IPL 2020 Live stream on Disney+ Hotstar (for Jio users) for free

  • First of all, you need to have a working Reliance Jio on your device.
  • Now, download Hotstar app on your phone from Google Play Store or Apple app store.
  • Next, download Jio TV on your smartphone depending on your network.
  • Now, Go to JioTV and tap on the Star Cricket channel.
  • Relax, JioTV will redirect you to Hotstar app and it will start cricket match streaming on your smartphone.

How to watch IPL 2020 live streaming for free on Disney+ Hotstar

Following the above-mentioned steps, you will be able to wall the IPL matches live on Hotstar for free that too without any subscription. If in case, you are facing any issues with the stream kill the app Hotstar and Jiotv or Airtel tv and try again it should work now.

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