Tenth Edition of the Indian Premier league 2017 will take a start today and all the organisers are gearing up for the opening ceremonies at each of the eight venues just before the matches.
Rajeev Shukla, the IPL chairman announced on Monday that unlike past seasons, this year would be different as the league plans to host eight different opening ceremonies. He said, “It would be unfair to say it was my idea. All the members sat together and decided to have separate opening ceremonies across all the host cities to give the fans an opportunity to witness the opening of the 10th edition of the IPL live”. He added, “The various segments of the ceremony will be in our culture, the culture and tradition of the host cities as also highlighting the high points from the last nine editions of the tournament. We will also have performances from Bollywood stars, the spirit of cricket signing, etc”.
Each ceremony will witness different Bollywood star performing just like the other seasons.
Here is the Schedule of the opening Ceremonies along with the star performer.
April 5- Hyderabad
Match: Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Performer: Amy Jackson
Location: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
April 6- Pune
Match: Pune Supergiants v Mumbai Indians
Performer: Riteish Deshmukh
Location: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
April 7- Rajkot
Match: Gujrat Lions v Kolkata Knight Riders
Performer: Tiger Shroff
Location: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
April 13- Kolkata
Match: Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab
Performer: Shraddha Kapoor and Monali Thakur
Location: Eden Gardens
April 15- New Delhi
Match: Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab
Performer- Parineeti Chopra
Location- Feroz Shah Kotla ground.
The celebrities taking the stage at Bangalore, Indore and Mumbai is yet to be confirmed. The first match at Bangalore and Indore is on the 8th of April while Mumbai will host their first match on the 9th of April.