Must watch on TV: IPL, Barclays Premier League and more

Also watch the Chinese Grand Prix and the FA Cup semi final between Manchester United and Manchester City

Apr 15, 2011 07:25:00 PM | Article | Raahil Chopra


Weekend plans continue to revolve around cricket, as the DLF IPL continues. In the first game of the weekend on Saturday evening, the Chennai Super Kings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore will be looking to get back to winning ways when they go head to head against each other at 16:00 hours. At 20:00 hours, Deccan Chargers take on the Punjab Super Kings.

On Sunday, at 16:00 hours, Pune take on Kolkata Knight Riders at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. In the second game of the day the Kolkata Knight Riders take on Rajasthan at 20:00 hours. Tune into SET MAX to view all the games.  

For football fans there’s the Barclays Premier League and the FA Cup semi finals.

On Saturday, the first semi final of the FA Cup sees the Manchester derby. Manchester United look on course for the treble, with the Barclays Premier League title seeming there’s to lose and an appearance in the semi finals of the UEFA Champions League against Schalke coming up. Manchester City will have their work cutout and the absence of Carlos Tevez won’t help matters for them. Catch the game on Sony PIX at 21:45 hours on Saturday.

On Sunday, Bolton Wanderers take on Stoke City in the second semi final. The winner along with a place in the final of the FA Cup, also gets entry to the Europa League next year. Watch the game on Sony Pix on Sunday at 20:30 hours.

There’s more football coming our way. On Saturday, a resurgent West Bromwich Albion under Roy Hodgson take on Chelsea at the Hawthorns at 19:25 hours in the Barclays Premier League.

Sunday sees the big one between Arsenal and Liverpool. Arsenal failing to get three points against Liverpool, could well put an end to the minor chance they had of catching Manchester United, while, if Liverpool drop points, their dream of qualifying for Europe next season may end too. Catch the game Live on ESPN at 20:25 hours on Sunday.

For Motor racing fans there’s the Chinese Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull seem to have left off from last year with wins in both the races of the season so far and will be hoping to make it a hat trick of wins with a win at China. For the Indian contingent, Force India have managed to be in the points in both the races this season and will look to do build on that with a mid table position at China.

Watch qualifying from China at 11:20 on Saturday and the race itself at 12:15 hours on Sunday on STAR Sports.