Watch IPL 10 Opening Ceremony live 2017 CricBuzz
Here we go for the tenth edition of the IPL that is going to set to witness as many as 8 opening ceremonies before the action kicks-off in home cities of various teams. The season 1st match between SRH and RCB on April 5, 2017 would be introduced by the ceremony. Similarly, it will happen for venues hosting their 1st game of the season.
This has not happened in any of the IPL editions so far & is certainly one of a kind plan. Speaking to a site, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said that, “it would be unfair to say it was my idea. All the members sat together & 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.”
Shukla further added that 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.
The 10th edition of the IPL is hit by injuries at the start as leading Indian players won’t be in action for the complete duration. While Ashwin has been completely ruled out, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav are expected to take field after a couple of weeks.