IPL 2024 Opening Ceremony: Performances, Live Streaming, Time, All You Need To Know


The opening ceremony is expected to start at 6:30 pm while the match will start at 8 pm IST.© X (Twitter)

The stage is set for the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, ahead of the first game of the tournament between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Friday. Every year IPL turns into a grand affair and this year is no different. This year's line-up includes Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff, singer Sonu Nigam as well as music maestro AR Rahman. The opening ceremony will be held at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai ahead of the IPL 2024 opener between defending champions CSK and RCB.

The opening ceremony is expected to start at 6:30 pm while the match will start at 8 pm. On the eve of the opening ceremony, IPL organizers also announced that Swedish House Mafia member DJ Axwell will also entertain fans before the first match.

Where to watch IPL 2024 opening ceremony?

While the opening ceremony will be telecast on Star Sports Network, viewers can watch it for free on Jio Cinema.

The IPL organizers took a slightly different approach to the opener this season and broke the trend of defending champions vs runners-up by introducing an MS Dhoni vs Virat Kohli battle in the first match of the season. This season promises to be a great one, with many exciting contests expected on the field.

The 17th season of the T20 league will see the return of many players. While Rishabh Pant returns to professional cricket for the first time since December 2022, MS Dhoni will also make his return to the game, having last featured in the IPL 2023 campaign. This will be Virat Kohli's first charge after the birth of his son Akay, while Hardik Pandya will lead Mumbai Indians, a franchise he left a few seasons ago.

Meanwhile, Dhoni stepped down from the captaincy of CSK on the eve of the opening match against RCB. Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad will lead CSK in IPL 2024.

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