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Mumbai 19 March 2012
Where there is IPL, celebration can’t be too far behind. The fifth edition of the iconic competition will not only promise unprecedented action and on-field entertainment, but will also launch an evening of glitz and glamour as international stars take to the stage on the eve of the first match.
The curtain will open at the YMCA College of Physical Education Nandanam in Chennai on 3rd April 2012 to a galaxy of star performances.
Shri Amitabh Bachchan in his true inimitable style will usher in a sizzling new season of the world’s hottest cricket league, whilst former Miss World and die hard cricket fan, Priyanka Chopra and dancing sensation Prabhudheva, will set the stage alight with dynamic performances.
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will do what he does best in turning heads and setting pulses racing, leaving the audience asking for more. The Chennai heat is set to sizzle more with performances by International musicians & Colonial Cousins, back together with Once Again!
All nine 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 competitions inception in 2008.
IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla is delighted to welcome stars, cricketers, fans and connoisseurs to the latest season of IPL.
“With four highly successful seasons behind us, we hope to raise the standards of the competition even higher, as we look forward to celebrating DLF IPL 2012 with much fanfare, starting with Opening Nite,” said Shukla. “We want to thank all the supporters for their continued support as they have made the league what it is today. We are proud to boast a lineup of big names to kick start the 2012 Season in style, as fans both local and abroad get ready to cheer for their teams who will be playing at 12 venues across the country,” he said.
The Opening Nite will also feature performance from a Leading International artist who will be announced soon.
DLF IPL Opening Nite Quick facts:
Venue: YMCA College of Physical Education, Nandanam Chennai
Ever since he made his international debut in November 1989, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar has strode cricketing arenas the world over, like a colossus. He has broken old records and set new benchmarks. He has been an inspiration to billions, and an ornament to the sport.
16 March 2012 will never be forgotten by cricket-lovers.
On behalf of the BCCI, I would like to congratulate Sachin Tendulkar for completing a century of international centuries.