Google India has just struck a nice deal with Indian Premier League (IPL) organizers that would enable to stream the IPL season 3 cricket matches live from it’s video-sharing site YouTube.
Google now holds the exclusive online rights of the IPL matches for two years.All the matches would be broadcasted with a delay of 5 minutes from the original live feed.
The live matches can be watched online from IPL’s YouTube account http://www.youtube.com/ipl.
With around 60 matches to be played, the tournament would be starting from March 12, 2010 and will run till April 25, 2010 in India.
It’s probably the first time that Google is broadcasting a live sporting event.However IPL fans in USA may just have to stick to other unofficial live streaming sites as they wouldn’t be able to watch this coverage from YouTube.
BTW, the coverage also includes match highlights, interview of the man-of-the match player for that day, all wickets, top sixes of the match,award ceremony, pitch report etc.