IPL 2023 is going to return to its original form in India. The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League will be conducted in the old home and away format where all the teams will play 7 matches at home and 7 away matches. The tournament will be played across India for the first time since 2019. Not to forget that the league will kick off with a grand opening ceremony where all India and Bollywood superstars are likely to perform. Bollywood stars Katrina Kaif, Tiger Shroff are reportedly going to dance at the IPL 2023 opening ceremony on March 31 ahead of the first match between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings. A report also states that singing sensation Arijit Singh is also set to perform along with Tamannaah Bhatia and Rashmika Mandanna. However, nothing official has come from the organizers so far.
Not to forget that the laser show is likely to take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The first match will be an thriller as defending champions GT and four-time champions CSK will lock horns with each other. The match will start at 7.30 pm Indian time. This will be the first time that Hardik Pandya’s GT will play in front of his home crowd. There will be extra pressure on GT as they will be defending the title this year. Playing in front of a home crowd will put more pressure on his shoulders.
MS Dhoni, who is likely to play his last IPL as captain, will be aiming to secure a fifth title for his franchise.
Everything you need to know about IPL 2023 opening ceremony:
When will the opening ceremony of IPL 2023 start?
The opening ceremony of IPL 2023 will start at 6 pm Indian time and will last for the next 45 minutes.
Which teams will be present in the opening ceremony?
Only Gujarat Titans and Chenna Super Kings will be present at the opening ceremony as the league is being organized across India.
Where to watch IPL 2023 Opening Ceremony live online and on TV?
The opening ceremony of IPL 2023 will be broadcast on TV on the Star Sports network. The live streaming of IPL 2023 opening ceremony will be on Jio Cinema.