VIVO IPL 2017 to air in the United States of America

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Cricket is growing in the United States rapidly and there are people who are vouching for it get even bigger there. People there have started following it more and more ardently after the cricket all-stars league got attracted some serious crowds in the USA.

Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne took cricket to the United States of America in 2015 in an attempt to make cricket popular in the states. The motive was successful and there are more people now who watch cricket there. The league is returning to the US with many more legends participating and will take place later in the year.


These initiatives have made Sling TV, a popular network will air this year’s IPL for the cricket fans in the USA. The vice president of international programming, Izabela Slowikowski said that due to their partnership with Willow TV, the viewership in the states has grown stronger. She said, “Through our partnership with Willow TV, our cricket offerings got even stronger.”

The fact that Willow recently acquired the media rights of the VIVO IPL 2017 has encouraged them to do so. “Willow, the leading provider of cricket in the US, recently acquired the exclusive media rights for the VIVO Indian Premier League 2017,” she said.

Sling TV also has offers for their new World Cricket Standalone pack which the viewer can subscribe to. You can get six months of cricket for $40 or twelve months of cricket for $60. It will include the live telecast of the ICC Champions Trophy which will be held in England, India vs Australia, India vs West Indies and India vs Sri Lanka.

The VIVO Indian Premier League or any other matches which feature India will stream on Willow TV. Not only that, if you have subscribed Willow TV and have the World Cricket package then you can watch any the matches in several languages. Hindi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali and Kannada being the language packs you can subscribe to.

This is wonderful news for the cricket fans in the US and this will help cricket sow its seeds in one of the biggest countries in the world.