Vivo IPL 2016 kicks off tomorrow, but tonight the Cricket tournament gets underway with a grand opening ceremony. Here’s how you can watch the live stream online.With the buzz around the ICC World T20 slowly dying, Cricket fans have yet another mega tournament to look forward to — IPL 2016. The ninth iteration of the Indian Premier League kicks off tomorrow, but tonight the it will be welcomed with a grand opening ceremony in Mumbai. The opening ceremony will start at 7:30PM IST, and in case you are not at home, here’s how you can watch the live stream online.
The opening ceremony is being hosted at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Stadium National Sports Club of India, SVP Stadium in Mumbai. The ceremony kicks off at 7:30PM IST and will be aired on Set Max, Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD. In case you are not at home, you watch the live stream on the Hotstar app as well.
Tonight’s opening ceremony is likely to pip the previous iterations in terms of the scale and grandness. The star attractions for tonight include Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernandez, Yo Yo Honey Singh, and the Kings United dance group among others. International artists like Chris Brown, and Major Lazer too will be performing at the opening ceremony tonight.
Cricketer and recent ICC World T20 winner Dwayne Bravo too will be performing his Champions song tonight. The West Indian Cricketer’s music video has gone viral on the Internet, and everyone from fellow Cricketers to celebrities are taking up the challenge to perform the Champions song on the Internet. In case you have missed the music video, here’s a quick look at it.
IPL 9 will continue to feature eight teams, despite bans on Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. This year the teams contesting for the trophy include Gujarat Lions (GL), Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Mumbai Indians (MI), Delhi Daredevils (DD), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Matches start from April 9, and will go on till May 29.