Bollywood stars Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and singer Pritam are all set to light up the stage at the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) Opening Ceremony at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Tuesday.
According to a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) release, the entertainers will come together to mark the start of the eighth season of the cash-rich Twenty20 league with the evening’s proceedings being hosted by actor Saif Ali Khan.
“Entertainers will descend on one stage to mark the start of the eighth season of the IPL with the evening’s proceedings being hosted by Saif Ali Khan,” BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur said in a statement.
“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,” he added.
All eight team captains will be present to take the ‘Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Spirit of Cricket’ pledge. Gautam Gambhir, captain of defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders, will put the trophy back in play, signalling the start of the 2015 season.
The two-hour show will start at 7:30 pm and the gates of the venue will open at 5:00 pm Tickets for the opening ceremony, which start from Rs 200, can be purchased online at iplt20.com or from gate No.1 and 4 of the Salt Lake Stadium.
The programme will be telecast live on Sony Max and Sony Six and will also be streamed on mobile app Hotstar.