IPL 2023 Opening ceremony: Date, Time, Venue, Performance & Celebs

IPL 2023 opening ceremony is going to be one of the most exciting events the world has ever seen. The BCCI has scheduled the opening ceremony on 31st march 2023 at Narendra Modi International Stadium. The 1st match will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans. The excitement regarding the grand opening of the IPL 2023 is increasing among cricket fans.

IPL 2023 Opening ceremony date & time:

The ever-desired IPL in the current season is yet to be commenced, according to the announcement by BCCI. The secretary of BCCI, Mr Jay Shah, has revealed the time, date, venue and other details of the upcoming season of IPL. There he also mentioned a few details of the grand opening of the IPL tournament.

Mahi’s Chennai will play the opening match against Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans. We will be curious whether Pandya’s army can start winning their first match this season. Moreover, the spectators will enjoy the surprise ceremony on the opening day. The highly anticipated event of the IPL 2023 opening ceremony will take place at around 06.30 PM IST on 31st March.

Venue of the opening of IPL 2023:

On 31st March 2023, Reigning champions Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings will play the inaugural match of IPL 16 at 7:30 PM at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The ground is the home ground for the Gujarat army. So, it will be a memorable day for the players playing at their home stadium in the presence of most of the supporters. The venue is quite lucky for Hardik and his team as most of the matches they have played over there won them. In this case, Chennai will face a challenge facing a large number of opposite supporters.

Gujarat has never seen such a big opening event ever in history. So, this time, the largest stadium in the world is giving them a healthy opportunity to witness the very rare moment of cricket.  

Previous IPL Opening Ceremonies:

In the last few years, the IPL opening ceremony has occurred across various cities like Delhi, Indore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, Bengaluru and even overseas. In 2013, the opening event was held in Kolkata, where Mr Pitbull was also a part. Bollywood superstars like Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Deepika Padukone joined the international pop star on stage.

2012 was also famous for featuring Indian Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra performing her hit songs. Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni also made a special appearance alongside the Bollywood star. Meanwhile, the 2009 IPL opening ceremony in South Africa featured a mix of local and international acts. The event occurred at the New Lands Cape Town, where local Zulu Dancers captured the audience. English band Snow Patrol was also featured in the exciting event.

2010 was also memorable as fans saw the introduction of India’s technological advances take centre stage. That event in Navi Mumbai featured a laser show for audiences to enjoy.

Performers & Celebrities on IPL 2023 opening:

The organizers have yet to announce the final list of opening performances at the IPL 2023 opening ceremony. However, rumours indicate the ceremony will feature special performances from various Bollywood superstars; as per the reports, names like Arijit Singh, Katrina Kaif and Tiger Shroff all feature in the ceremony. Some other names are also included in the list, like Rashmika Mandanna and Tamannaah Bhatia.

We may get to see also other celebrity owners like Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Shilpa Shetty, etc. On the other hand, many renowned players worldwide might be present on that eve.

IPL 2023 Opening Ceremony live telecast on TV:

Indian cricket fans can watch the live TV broadcast of the IPL 2023 Opening Ceremony on the Star Sports channel. Star Sports has received the broadcasting rights to the upcoming IPL season and will telecast all the live matches. The broadcasters will provide live coverage, especially in Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Bengali. For more information, you may visit the official website of IPL.

IPL 2023 Opening Ceremony streaming live:

The fans can watch the live stream of the IPL 2023 Opening Ceremony on JioCinema, owned by Viacom18, which has digital rights to the tournament. Besides, many third-party apps and websites also provide live streaming on their media.


However, here you can see all the detailed discussions about the IPL 2023 opening ceremony. Most expectedly, it is going to be a remarkable event that the cricket fans, as well as the people of Ahmedabad, will never forget.

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