The Indian Premier League (IPL) has always set the bar when it comes to franchise sports in India. Now, with its 10th edition slated to start on Wednesday, the cash-rich league will introduce a unique concept: multiple opening ceremonies.
According to a report on www.news18.com, for the first time in its history, the league will have eight opening ceremonies at each of the eight team’s home venues — Indore’s Holkar Cricket Stadium (Kings XI Punjab), Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai Indians), Kolkata’s Eden Gardens (Kolkata Knight Riders), Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla Ground (Delhi Daredevils), Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium (Sunrisers Hyderabad), Rajkot’s Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium (Gujarat Lions), Pune’s Maharashtra Cricket Association's International Stadium (Rising Pune Supergiant) and Bengaluru’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium (Royal Challengers Bangalore).
IPL’s opening ceremonies have always been big on star power, having witnessed Bollywood mega-stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone perform in the past.
The report added that this time around, Bollywood stars like Parineeti Chopra, Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, Amy Jackson and Riteish Deshmukh are expected to perform at various venues.
According to the report, Amy will perform at the home venue of the IPL 9 defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday while Riteish is set to take the stage for Rising Pune Supergiant supporters on Thursday when they take on Mumbai Indians. While the performers at some venues are yet to be finalised, Ambala girl Parineeti will perform in the capital on 15 April when the Daredevils take on Kings XI Punjab.
Shraddha will be seen on stage along with Monali Thakur in Kolkata when the Knight Riders face Kings XI Punjab on 13 April while Tiger will headline the opening ceremony at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Friday when KKR come visiting. Accompanying him will be music composers Sachin-Jigar and singer Bhoomi Trivedi of the Ram-Leela fame.
Updated Date: Apr 08, 2017 18:40 PM