|Dates: 9 April – 30 May|
|Coverage: Selected radio commentaries on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and the BBC Sport website and app. Regular features and a weekly IPL Social column on the BBC Sport website|
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…