The most awaited sporting event in the country is back and set to kick off with its opening ceremony with ever more glitz and glamour than previous season on 7th April. The event scheduled at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata.

The capacity of the stadium nears one lakh but officials have released only 30000 of the tickets to public for the ceremony. Subir Ganguly the Joint secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal and also a member of the governing council of the IPL revealed that the figure of 30000 includes all the hospitality passes VIP passes complementary box passes which are distributed by the board.

The ceremony, in Kolkata is taking place after almost two years, is set to host a large list of super stars who are ready to set the stage on fire and Subir felt that a large portion of the seating arena in the ground is closed to general public due to the number of stars who are to perform on the stage.

The ever enthusiastic Anushka Sharma along with other Bollywood stars Farhan Akhtar, Hirtik Roshan, Pritam and Shahid Kapoor are amongst the people who will lend color to the ceremony this year.

The MCC Spirit of cricket pledge is taken by the captains of all 8 teams who will be present during the ceremony and the captain of the defending team, who this year is Gautam Gambhir will handover the trophy which signals the start of this season of the IPL.

  • SHARE

    A cricket addict

    Related Posts

    English Premier League 2017/18: Round Up – Round 17

    Total no.of goals scored Round 17 = 21 Tuesday (12/12/2017) Barnes’ late strike provided a home victory for Burnley Burnley 1 (Ashley Barnes 89’) – Stoke...

    Messi has done lot of damage to me, Mourinho, Ramos: Xabi Alonso

    Madrid, Dec 14: Former Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso recalled his time at Real Madrid and said Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi had caused a lot of...

    Ashes Test: Malan ton takes England to 305/4 on Day 1

    Perth, Dec 14: Dawid Malan's brilliant ton helped England score 305/4 in their first innings against Australia on the opening day of the Third Ashes...

    New Zealand’s Bracewell replaces Grandhomme in ODI squad against West Indies

    Wellington, Dec 14; New Zealand medium pacer Doug Bracewell replaced all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme for the three-match One-day International (ODI) series against West Indies starting...

    ISL: Dynamos defender Ralte likely to play against FC Goa

    New Delhi, Dec 14: Delhi Dynamos are likely to include left-back Sena Ralte in the squad for their forthcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season four...