New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) 10 is set to witness eight opening ceremonies before the action kicks-off in home cities of various teams.
Season's first match will take place between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 5, 2017 in Hyderabad which would be preceded by the ceremony. Similarly, it will happen for venues hosting their first game of the season. Following is the schedule of IPL10 opening ceremony in eight states-
|1.||Wednesday, April 5||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad||Amy Jackson|
|2.||Thursday, April 6||Rising Pune Supergiants vs Mumbai Indians||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune||Riteish Deshmukh|
|3.||Friday, April 7||Gujarat Lions v Kolkata Knight Riders||Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot||Tiger Shroff|
|4.||Saturday, April 8||Kings XI Punjab vs Rising Pune Supergiants||Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore||NA|
|5.||Saturday, April 8||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore||NA|
|6.||Sunday, April 9||Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||NA|
|7.||Thursday, April 13||Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||Shraddha Kapoor and Monali Thakur|
|8.||Saturday, April 15||Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab||Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi||Parineeti Chopra|
This has never happened before to which IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla 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.”
"The theme of the ceremonies would be the culture and the tradition of the host cities and will continue to have performances from Bollywood stars. “The various segments of the ceremony will be on 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, spirit of cricket signing etc” Shukla added.