IPL 2023 Opening Ceremony: A Glittering Start to the Home-and-Away Format

IPL 2023 Opening Ceremony: After a four-year break, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is back with a home-and-away format. To celebrate this, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has organized a grand opening ceremony to mark the start of the tournament.

IPL 2023 Opening Ceremony
IPL 2023 Opening Ceremony

Scheduled to take place on March 31 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the ceremony will precede the opening fixture between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings.

Here’s everything you need to know about the IPL 2023 Opening Ceremony event.

Date, Time, and Venue

The IPL 2023 opening ceremony will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on March 31, the largest cricket stadium in the world. The ceremony will commence at 6 PM and will last for approximately 45 minutes.

IPL 2023 Opening Ceremony Special Guests and Performances

The BCCI has organized a star-studded opening ceremony, with several notable personalities expected to grace the event. Popular singer Arijit Singh is set to perform, while actress Tamannaah Bhatia’s participation has already been confirmed by IPL on its social media. Rashmika Mandanna and a few others may also perform at the event, although the BCCI has not confirmed this. Additionally, a special laser show is expected to light up the stadium.

IPL 2023 Captains’ Availability

Since the tournament has returned to the home-and-away format, all 10 team captains will not be present at the opening ceremony.

Sold-out Opener

According to the organizers, the opening fixture between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings is already sold-out. This is the first time Gujarat Titans will play a ‘home’ game in front of their fans, as the teams played last year’s final in Ahmedabad but it was not a home game.


The IPL 2023 opening ceremony promises to be a grand affair, with several special guests, performances, and a laser show lighting up the stadium.

While captains of all the teams will not be present, Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya and Chennai Super Kings counterpart Mahendra Singh Dhoni will attend the opening ceremony. The sold-out opening fixture between the two teams will mark Gujarat Titans’ first ‘home’ game in front of their fans. Stay tuned for further updates!

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