Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 between MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be held at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on March 22.

Every year the mega event gets going to a glittering ceremony and this year is no different. The line-up this year features Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff, singer Sonu Nigam along with musical maestro AR Rahman. 

The event will be performed before the opening match. The opening ceremony will be telecast from 6:30 PM, while the match starts from 7:30 PM.

“The opening ceremony will be a grand affair with a lot of Bollywood stars in attendance. This marks Sonu’s debut performance at the IPL. Since he has a work commitment in Jodhpur (Rajasthan), he would fly straight to Chennai. He will be opening the show with a patriotic act. Then there will be a collaboration with AR Rahman,” said a source from IPL.

“The duration of the entire show, including Akshay and Tiger’s performance, will be about 30 minutes. Sonu and Rahman will also present some Bollywood hits together. Besides the musical act, there will also be a never-before-seen AR (Augmented Reality) technology display that’s also a highlight of the opening ceremony,” the source added.