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IPL 2016: Everything you need to know about opening ceremony including date, time, venue, stars and more

With the completion of World T20, cricket fans all around the world would be itching for the ninth edition of Indian Premier League to kick-start.

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As usual, the opening ceremony is going to be a starry affair with not only B-town celebrities but also international stars like Chris Brown and Major Lazer.

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The first match is on 9th April, defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on Rising Pune Supergiants at the Wankhede Stadium.

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Here are the details of the opening ceremony of IPL 2016:-

Date: April 8, 2016

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Venue: The Dome at Sardar Vallabhbhai Stadium National Sports Club of India, SVP Stadium, Mumbai.

Celebrity performances: Chris Brown, Major Lazer, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernandez, Yo Yo Honey Singh, TBC, Major Lazer, Kings United dance group, etc

Time: 7:30 pm IST

LIVE TV Telecast: Set Max, Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD​

LIVE streaming: Hotstar app

Tickets available online at: BookMyShow and Ticketgenie

Indian Premier League 2016

World’s most celebrated Twenty 20 league is knocking at the doors again. The ninth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) is upon us. With two new teams (Rising Puen Super Giants and Gujarat Lions) coming into the fray in place of suspended franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, this season promises to throw up some surprises as there has been a lot of reshuffling of players amongst the eight outfits.

The latest IPL auctions saw a new trend whereby the franchises opted for tried and tested T20 specialists instead of big names of the cricketing world.

Mumbai Indians will open their title defence at home against new entrants Rising Pune Supergiants to kick-start the 2016 IPL on April 9. The tournament opener will take place at the Wankhede Stadium, the final on May 29 will also be played in Mumbai.

A total of 60 matches (including the 4 play-offs) will be played over a period of 51 days, in the ninth season of the tournament.

The Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium at Raipur will play host to two home games of Delhi Daredevils, while the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium at Nagpur will host three home games of Kings XI Punjab.

MATCHES
Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiants, 1st T20
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Summary | Full Scorecard | Commentary
Sat, 9 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils, 2nd T20
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Sun, 10 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Kings XI Punjab vs Gujarat Lions, 3rd T20
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
Mon, 11 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad,
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Tue, 12 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians,
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Wed, 13 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Gujarat Lions vs Rising Pune Supergiants,
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Thu, 14 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab,
Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi
Fri, 15 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders,
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
Sat, 16 April 2016, 04:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions,
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Sat, 16 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Kings XI Punjab vs Rising Pune Supergiants,
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
Sun, 17 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils,
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Sun, 17 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians,
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
Mon, 18 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders,
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
Tue, 19 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore,
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Wed, 20 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad,
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Thu, 21 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Rising Pune Supergiants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore,
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Fri, 22 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians,
Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi
Sat, 23 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab,
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
Sat, 23 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Gujarat Lions vs Royal Challengers Bangalore,
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Sun, 24 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kolkata Knight Riders,
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Sun, 24 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians,
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
Mon, 25 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rising Pune Supergiants,
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
Tue, 26 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions,
Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi
Wed, 27 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders,
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Thu, 28 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Rising Pune Supergiants vs Gujarat Lions,
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Fri, 29 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders,
Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi
Sat, 30 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore,
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
Sat, 30 April 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI Punjab,
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Sun, 1 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Rising Pune Supergiants vs Mumbai Indians,
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Sun, 1 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders,
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Mon, 2 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Gujarat Lions vs Delhi Daredevils,
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Tue, 3 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab,
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Wed, 4 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Delhi Daredevils vs Rising Pune Supergiants,
Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi
Thu, 5 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Lions,
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
Fri, 6 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rising Pune Supergiants,
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Sat, 7 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils,
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur
Sat, 7 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad,
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Sun, 8 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions,
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Sun, 8 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore,
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur
Mon, 9 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Rising Pune Supergiants vs Sunrisers Hyderabad,
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Tue, 10 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians,
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Wed, 11 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils,
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
Thu, 12 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab,
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Fri, 13 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions,
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Sat, 14 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rising Pune Supergiants,
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Sat, 14 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils,
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Sun, 15 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad,
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur
Sun, 15 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore,
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Mon, 16 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Rising Pune Supergiants vs Delhi Daredevils,
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Tue, 17 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab,
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Wed, 18 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders,
To Be Announced
Thu, 19 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad,
Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur
Fri, 20 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kings XI Punjab,
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Sat, 21 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians,
To Be Announced
Sat, 21 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad,
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Sun, 22 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore,
Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur
Sun, 22 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
To Be Decided vs To Be Decided,
To Be Announced
Tue, 24 May 2016, 07:30 PM IST
To Be Played
To Be Decided vs To Be Decided,
To Be Announced
Wed, 25 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
To Be Decided vs To Be Decided,
To Be Announced
Fri, 27 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played
To Be Decided vs To Be Decided,
To Be Announced
Sun, 29 May 2016, 08:00 PM IST
To Be Played

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