Kolkata: Big names in Bollywood to feature in IPL 8 opening ceremony on April 7

Kolkata, April 1: The opening ceremony of the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held at the Salt Lake Stadium here on April 7, a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) statement said on Wednesday.

IPL opening ceremony in Kolkata on Apr 7

The ceremony will start at 7.30 pm in the evening and will feature some of the "big names in Bollywood". However, the identities of the artists who will perform at the event are yet to be disclosed.

[IPL 2015 Full Schedule - 8 April to 24 May]

"The names of the artists will be announced soon," BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said in the release on Wednesday.

The online ticket sales of the tournament's opening ceremony will commence at 5 pm on Wednesday.

The minimum price of the tickets is pegged at Rs.200. The box office ticket sales will commence shortly, the release added.

In the first match on April 8, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will face Mumbai Indians in Kolkata.


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