New Delhi: The ninth installment of possibly world's greatest cricket carnival will start with a heavy dose of song and dance routine, a la bollywood style. There will be head-turners, there will be crooners, and there will be champions.
Yea, that brought us to a certain Dwane Bravo, and his 'Champions' number. The West Indies all-rounder is expected to be the special attraction, with his 'Champion Dance'.
Besides hosts of international stars, captains of each side will be present during the ceremony along with who's who of Indian cricket.
Here is everything you need to know about the grand opening ceremony:
Program: IPL 2016: Opening Ceremony
Date: April 8, 2016 (A day before Match 1 of IPL 9)
Venue: The Dome @ Sardar Vallabhbhai Stadium National Sports Club of India, SVP Stadium, Mumbai.
Star attractions: Chris Brown, Major Lazer, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernandez, Yo Yo Honey Singh, TBC, Major Lazer, Kings United dance group, etc
Timing: Starts at 7:30 PM IST
TV Listing: Set Max, Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD
Live streaming: Hotstar app
Tickets available online at: BookMyShow and Ticketgenie