THE IPL has reached the play-offs!
Chennai Super Kings have impressed in their title defence so far and today take on a Mumbai Indians side who topped the points table as they seek a place in the final.
When is MI vs CSK?
Mumbai face Chennai on Tuesday, May 7 – TODAY.
The match will commence at 3pm UK time – 8.30pm in India.
Despite Mumbai Indians finishing top of the points table, the match will be played at Chennai's M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.
What TV channel is MI vs CSK on and can I live stream it?
This year's IPL is live on Star Gold.
UK viewers can find the channel on Sky (channel 729) and Virgin Media (channel 801).
To live stream IPL games, you can purchase Hotstar for £11.99-a-month or £59.99-a-year.
All 60 matches will also be live on BT Sport after the channel purchased the rights at the eleventh hour.
To live stream online head to BTSport.com or the BT Sport app.
In India, Star Sports won the rights to five years of IPL coverage in a massive £1.8bn deal last year, the most lucrative TV contract in all of cricket.
In comparison, English home international and domestic cricket rights for 2020-2024 sold for £1.1bn to Sky Sports and BBC, and India's home internationals fetched £667m for the next five years.
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Can I watch MI vs CSK for free?
EE phone customers can watch the action for FREE by signing up for a three-month BT Sport trial.
All you have to do is text SPORT to 150 and follow the instructions.
The trial allows you to watch all of the BT Sport channels via their app while casting to your television is also included.
You can cancel the trial at any time – just text STOP SPORT to 150.
If you want to continue using the services at the end, it will cost £5 a month for the app and £10 per month to cast.
How do the IPL play-offs work?
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will get two chances to reach the IPL final as a result of finishing in the top two.
The winner of today's match will advance directly into Sunday's showpiece while the loser will play in Qualifier 2 on Friday.
They will take on the winner of Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad, who came third and fourth respectively.
IPL play-off fixtures
Tuesday, May 7: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings (3pm) – Qualifier 1
Wednesday, May 8: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (3pm) – Eliminator
Friday, May 10: Loser of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Eliminator
Sunday, May 12: IPL final
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