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ESPN Cricket 2015 adds Pepsi IPL, ICC Cricket World Cup Knockout Round Packages

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  • Complete ESPN Coverage of Pepsi Indian Premier League begins April 8 on ESPN Cricket 2015 or through DISH, Mediacom Pay Per View
  • Updated app adds Chromecast functionality
  • Coverage of Cricket World Cup Knockout Rounds on Sale March 15 for $39.99

ESPN Cricket 2015, the subscription streaming service launched for ESPN’s coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup, will also deliver complete coverage of the upcoming eighth season of the Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) to fans in the U.S., beginning April 8.

“We’re pleased with the success so far of our Cricket World Cup coverage on ESPN Cricket 2015 and through our partners’ pay per view platforms, and we’re excited to extend a unique window on the cricket calendar with coverage of the Pepsi IPL,” said Russell Wolff, Executive Vice President, ESPN. “ESPN Cricket 2015 has been a great complement to our existing networks and the value of the multichannel environment, and has allowed us to explore new ways to reach tech-savvy consumers and develop new expertise in the digital space.”

Additionally, ESPN will also feature live simulcast coverage on ESPN2 of the Chennai Super Kings vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday, April 11 at 6:30 a.m. ET

Additionally, ESPN Cricket 2015 has added a new Cricket World Cup package, which allows fans to subscribe to coverage of the remaining matches of the quadrennial tournament – the Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Final – for $39.99.

ESPN Cricket 2015PEPSI IPL ON ESPN CRICKET 2015

The IPL, founded in 2008 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), is the most watched domestic Twenty20 league in the world. It consists of eight franchises in major Indian cities, and features many of the top Twenty20 cricketers from around the world competing in a 60-match tournament over six and a half weeks. Each of the teams play against each other twice, before a four-match knockout phase (2 Qualifiers matches, an Eliminator match and the Final). Last year the Kolkata Knight Riders won the Pepsi IPL title.

ESPN will provide live and on-demand coverage in the U.S. of the entire Pepsi IPL season (April 8 to May 24) through ESPN Cricket 2015. All 60 matches will be available live and on replay for $79.99. Until April 11, the price will be discounted to $69.99 for fans who have already subscribed to ESPN Cricket 2015’s full coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup.

Fans subscribe at www.espncricket2015.com, and can then watch matches on the site or by downloading and watching on the ESPN Cricket 2015 app for Roku, or for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. A new update to the Android and iOS apps – available today in the Apple App Store and Google Play – also enables fans to watch ESPN Cricket 2015 via Chromecast.

ESPN’s coverage of the IPL will be in English. For complete pricing and packaging information, go to: www.espncricket2015.com.

PEPSI IPL ON DISH AND MEDIACOM CABLE PAY PER VIEW

Like with the Cricket World Cup, ESPN has reached agreements with DISH and Mediacom, who will offer ESPN’s live coverage of all 60 Pepsi IPL matches via pay per view to their TV customers. Fans can subscribe by contacting their provider or ordering through their set-top box. Coverage will be in English.