Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan, Farhan akhtar, Anushka Sharma, Shahid Kapoor will perform at the grand opening ceremony of Indian Premier League to be held on Tuesday at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which organizes the IPL annual cricket extravaganza running into 60 days, said besides the performance of the actors and actresses, Saif ali Khan, son of the legendary cricketer Pataudi will compere for the event.
The programme includes the pledge by all the captains of the eight participating teams and the defencing champions Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir will return the trophy back to kick-start the 2015 season. “All eight team captains will be present to take the MCC Spirit of Cricket pledge reaffirming the values in IPL’s commitment to the Spirit of Cricket, which has been on display since the competition’s inception in 2008,” said BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur.
The openeing ceremony will begin at 7:30 pm and may last for two hours and the tickets for the event are available online at iplt20.com ranging from Rs.200 onwards. Otherwise, tickets can also be bought from the Gate No.1 and Gate No.4 at the Salt Lake Stadium.