The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) kicks off on March 31 and there is an electric buzz around this season as there is for every season. People are excited to see who performs in the opening ceremony as every year there are fan-favourite actors, actresses, and singers.
In the first clash of the season the defending champions, Gujarat Titans take on Chennai Super Kings in a nail-biting encounter. The Gujarat titans surprised everyone last year as not many expected a debuting franchise to go all the way but their leader, Hardik Pandya led from the front all the way to the title.
On the other hand, CSK had a disappointing last season as they finished only above the Mumbai Indians and the MS Dhoni-led side will be looking to come back this year especially because it is potentially MS Dhoni’s last IPL season. All the CSK players will want to win the trophy for their Thala.
There are some rule changes in this IPL as well. There is a new ‘Impact Player’ and the captains have to disclose their playing 11 after the toss. These will have a huge impact and make the games even more exciting.
But before actual action gets underway, let's have a look at what is expected out of the opening ceremony.
When and where will the IPL opening ceremony take place?
The IPL opening ceremony will take place before the first match of the season on 31st March at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad at 7:30 pm IST. The world’s largest stadium will witness the start of the season.
Who will perform at the IPL opening ceremony?
According to reports, stars like Tamannah Bhatia, Rashmika Madanna, and Tiger Shroff are expected to perform at the ceremony. Some other notable names include Katrina Kaif and Arjit Singh.
Where can you get the tickets for the opening ceremony and game?
You can get the tickets for the opening match of Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans at the Bookmyshow website/app or at the Gujarat Titans website.
Where to watch IPL 2023 opening ceremony?
Fans can watch the IPL 2023 opening ceremony live on TV as well as on the OTT platform. While Star Sports will live broadcast the opening ceremony, the event can be streamed on Jio Cinema. Fans can also catch live updates on the SportsTiger app and website.