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IPL 2023 opening ceremony: Who will perform, event timings, and where to watch live

The 2023 IPL opening ceremony will be the first of its kind in five years
by Wisden Staff 1 minute read

The IPL 2023 opening ceremony will be the first of its kind for five years, and is set to take place in front of a packed crowd at the imposing Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad – below are the details around who will perform, the event timings and where to watch the opening ceremony live.

The IPL opening ceremony will take place before the opening match of the 2023 tournament between reigning champions Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings.

The 2023 tournament signals a return to normality in several ways; first and foremost, it sees the home and away element of the competition make a comeback after three tournaments affected by COVID-19 to various degrees. The entirety of the 2020 tournament was held in the UAE while the 2021 tournament was held in two sections, with the second half of the tournament held in the UAE. In 2022, the tournament was once more held in its entirety in India but only across six venues.


It also sees the first opening ceremony since 2018. Previous opening ceremonies have seen international superstars Pitbull and Akon perform.

Who will perform at the IPL 2023 opening ceremony?

India actors Rashmika Mandanna and Tamannaah Bhatia, as well as singer Arijit Singh, are all set to perform. It is possible that more performers are announced closer to the event. Mandira Bedi will be the host.

When will the 2023 IPL opening ceremony be?

The ceremony will take place prior to the opening game of the tournament, between Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans and MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings. The match is set to start at 19:30 local time, with the opening ceremony scheduled to be a 45-minute affair starting at 18:00.

Where can you watch the IPL 2023 opening ceremony live?

In India, it will be broadcast on Star Sports, and will also be available to live stream on Jio Cinema. The opening ceremony will not be viewable on UK television.

Gujarat Titans are favourites to retain their IPL title with our Match Centre partners bet365. To bet on the outright market of the competition head here.

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