IPL 2021: The world’s biggest T20 cricket competition kicks off on Friday

IPL 2021: The world's biggest T20 cricket competition kicks off on Friday

The richest franchise tournament in world cricket is back on Friday as the Indian Premier League kicks off its 14th edition.

Global cricketing superstars – including India icon Virat Kohli and England all-rounder Ben Stokes – will be on show in the Twenty20 tournament, with ball-by-ball radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live sports extra and online.

The 2021 IPL returns to India after last year’s competition took place in the United Arab Emirates because of Covid-19.

This year, for at least the beginning of the tournament, matches will be played behind closed doors. But despite the lack of boisterous Indian crowds and with bio-secure bubbles and quarantine rules in place, there is plenty to look forward to…

Source: BBC Sports

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