The 11th season of IPL 2018 is starting from today at 6:00 PM IST in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. This two and a half hour long ceremony is expected to end before the toss of the first match between CSK and Mumbai Indians. The game will begin at 8:00 pm after the tossing at 7:30 pm.
Stars performing in the opening ceremony of IPL 2018
According to BCCI officials, the Bollywood actors who will be performing in the opening ceremony of IPL 2018 are Varun Dhawan, Prabhu Deva, and Hrithik Roshan.
Jacqueline Fernandez and Tamannaah Bhatia will be seen dancing on some of the popular hit songs while Mika Singh will be seen presented few songs in the IPL 2018.
Earlier Ranveer Singh and Parineeti Chopra were also supposed to perform in the grand opening ceremony of IPL 2018. But later the two backed out due to some reasons. According to the reports, Ranveer is facing some shoulder injury while Parineeti was busy with other commitments.
This time only two captains MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma will be seen attending the mega event. While the captains of other Franchises will not be seen attending the event due to some logistics reasons.
Along with drum rolls and fancy props, many artists will be seen in the 11th season of IPL 2018 mega event.
TV Channels broadcasting IPL 2018 opening ceremony
The broadcasting of the mega event on the television will be done from 5:00 pm by the supporting channels.
The event will be broadcasted in English commentary on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports Select 1. While, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD will broadcast the event in the Hindi Commentary.
While Hotstar and Jio will be providing the live streaming of the IPL matches. IndianExpress.com will provide the live actions, live update and live commentary of the IPL 2018 matches.