Bollywood stars Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Farhan Akhtar and music-composer Pritam will be performing at the Indian Premiere League 2015 opening ceremony at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday.
Hrithik’s performance is expected to be the highlight of the ceremony that will be hosted by Saif Ali Khan.
The IPL opening ceremony is being held in Kolkata because the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are the defending champions this season.
All eight IPL team captains will be present to take the MCC Spirit of Cricket pledge. Gautam Gambhir will put the trophy back in play, signalling the start of the 2015 season.
The opening ceremony is expected to be two hours long, and will begin at 7:30PM. Tickets for the opening ceremony, which start at Rs 200, can be purchased online or at the stadium.
The programme will be telecast live on Sony Max and Sony Six.