A glitzy 'Opening Nite' celebration on Tuesday, 7 April 2015, at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata, will kick start this season of the Pepsi IPL. Entertainers will come together on one stage to mark the start of the eighth season of the IPL with the evening’s proceed ings being hosted by Saif Ali
Khan. Matching the energy, verve and spirit of the competition is a dazzling line-up of Bollywood
stars, including Farhan Akhtar & Band, Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Pritam & Band and Hrithik Roshan. All eight team captains will be present to take the MCC Spirit of Cricket pledge, reaffirming the values in IPL’s commitment to the Spirit of Cricket, which has been on display since the competition’s inception in 2008. Gautam Gambhir, captain of de fending champions Kolkata Knight Riders, will put the trophy back in play, signalling the start of the 2015 season of the competition.
The two-hour evening’s performance will start at 7:30 pm and the gates of the venue will open at
5:00 pm. Tickets for the Pepsi IPL 2015 Opening Nite (prices starting at `200) can be purchased
from iplt20.com. The Opening Nite will be telecast live on Sony Max and Sony Six. It will be streamed on Hotstar. courtesy Anurag Thakur (IPLT20.com)