No money in the budget for a TV subscription to watch live cricket streaming? No worries: As long as you’ve an internet connection, you can still enjoy every game of cricket. Here are several services offering totally free and legal cricket you can watch online.
Star India’s Hotstar is an ad-supported service, that offers movies, TV shows and live sports. It’s available on variety of devices and free content doesn’t even require you to set-up an account.
What you can watch: Hotstar lets you watch your favourite shows, movies and live sports, including cricket. Majority of live games have a delay of 5 minutes while on free mode. At this writing, you will find live and video highlights of Indian Premier League 2020. It offers over 50,000 of TV and movies content accross 8 different languages.
Availability: Hotstar is available United States, Canada and India. Hotstar in India is available in both free and premium modes. Free mode has a delay of few minutes (3-5 mins) during majority of live sports. Hotstar is available in the United States and Canada for a subscription fee of $9.99 per month.
Similar to Hotstar, SonyLIV is an video on demand and live TV service owned by Sony Picture Networks. With over 25 million monthly views, SonyLIV is India’s top VoD service. Majority of programming on SonyLIV doesn’t require any sign-up or premium subscription.
What you can watch: SonyLIV offers content from the Sony Network channels in India, including but not limited to Sony TV, SET Max and AXN. The service offers 18 years of Sony Network programming in three languages: Hindi, English and Tamil.
Availability: SonyLIV is available available in all countries. However, some sports videos are blacked out in countries other than India due to broadcasting rights issue.
ESPN3 is an online streaming service provider owned by ESPN. ESPN3 broadcast the events that do not air on ESPN or ESPN2. It is not a single channel, but streams multiple events at the same time. As Cricket is not a popular game among Americans, ESPN do not air the cricket matches on their conventional TV channels, however they are exclusively available on ESPN.
What you can watch: ESPN3 lets you watch global and American sports online. Most of programming on ESPN3 is exclusive. You can watch all the cricket action on ESPN3 unless the rights are owned by Willow TV.
Where can you watch: ESPN3 can be viewed online via WatchESPN at http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index. ESPN3 content can also viewed on mobile devices by downloading apps from Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
Availability: Although ESPN3 is free; however, it is only available to individuals who receive their high speed internet from a affiliated service provider. Check to see if your service provider has partnered with ESPN3. It is also available to college students via their computers using .edu IP addresses. ESPN3 is available in United States, however some content is also available for viewing in Australia, Brazil, Chile, the Middle East, New Zealand and Europe.
CricketGateway.pk is a new live cricket website for all cricket fans in Pakistan. Owned by Techfront UAE, CricketGateway streams several cricket events available for free in Pakistan.
What you can watch: CricketGateway offers full tournament coverage including live stream and highlights of VIVO IPL, MCL and Pakistan Super League. CricketGateway.pk had live streaming of all PSL games free of cost for audience based in Pakistan.
Availability: Live streaming on the Pakistani version of website is available for free in Pakistan; while the global version CricketGateway.com has a subscription fee depending on region and length of tournament.
Wickets.tv is a joint venture of Rockville Technologies and PTV Sports. PTV Sports is a state-owned sports channel which telecast all major soccer and live cricket matches in Pakistan. Wickets.tv relays the broadcast of PTV Sports on internet 24/7 so you can watch every game being telecast on PTV Sports TV channel for free.
What you can watch: Wickets.tv lets you watch each and every game of cricket involving Pakistan national team. It also streams ICC tournaments, Pakistan Super League, The Ashes and several other major cricket and soccer events.
Where can you watch: Wickets.tv can be accessed from PC and mobile browsers by visiting wickets.tv. Although native mobile apps for Wickets.tv are not available, however you can download the official apps of PTV Sports from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. These apps are maintained by Rockville Technologies as well.
Availability: Live streaming of PTV Sports on Wickets.tv and official PTV Sports app is only available from a Pakistani IP address.
This article was last updated on September 19, 2020