IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony: Schedule and Star Performances

IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony
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The much-anticipated 17th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) commences today, promising eight weeks of thrilling cricket. But before the first ball is bowled, fans are in for a treat with a glamorous opening ceremony at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.


A Night of Glitz and Glamour

The opening ceremony, scheduled for Friday, March 22nd, at 6:30 PM IST, will see the stadium transform into a spectacle of lights and performances. Bollywood superstars Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff are set to dazzle with their dance routines, while music maestro AR Rahman and renowned playback singer Sonu Nigam will captivate the audience with their melodies.

Key Information for Fans

  • Date: Friday, March 22nd
  • Time: 6:30 PM IST (Opening Ceremony), 7:30 PM IST (Toss), 8:00 PM IST (Match Starts)
  • Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
  • Live Broadcast: Star Sports Network (India)
  • Live Streaming: JioCinema app (India)

Opening Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Due to the opening ceremony, the toss for the inaugural match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore has been delayed by 30 minutes. This means fans can look forward to an evening of entertainment, followed by a high-intensity cricket match.

IPL 2024: A Powerhouse of Entertainment

The IPL, valued at a staggering 925 billion rupees in 2023, continues to grow, attracting significant investments. The Tata Group has secured the title sponsorship for a record 25 billion rupees, while media giants Jio and Disney have bagged the digital streaming and TV rights respectively. This underlines the immense popularity and reach of the league.

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