Update: IPL 2011 Opening Ceremony

Last Updated: Fri, Apr 08, 2011 14:09 hrs

​Chennai will host the IPL 2011 opening ceremony on 8th April at Chepauk Stadium. Soon after the opening ceremony, Chennai Super Kings, led by MS Dhoni, will play against Kolkata Knight Riders. Follow the live updates of the opening ceremony on Sify.com.  

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7.40: The IPL 2011 opening ceremony ends as fireworks erupt from the stadium

7.35: Now, Tamil actress Shriya Saran joins SRK on stage to dance on few famous Tamil songs 

The Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, rocks the stage with his dance numbers  

Dhoom machale.... Sunidhi Chauhan makes everyone croon with his great songs    

After Raghav, it's
Kunal Ganjawala who enthralls audience with some of his fast numbers 

Pop singer Raghav gets Chennai crowd dancing with his great music 

Taufiq Qureshi performs with his group as spectators cheer them non stop

6.35: BCCI president Shashank Manohar declares IPL4 open
IPL 2011 opening ceremony starts in Chennai with much funfair.

A 1.2 billion pound sterling plan called "Project Victoria", allegedly conceived by Lalit Modi to launch a rebel Twenty20 league in England, is set to be at the center of a libel case filed by the sacked IPL chief against ECB boss Giles Clarke, according to a report.

Shahid Afridi feels deeply hurt and has appealed to the Indian Cricket Board that Pakistan players shouldn't be treated as "untouchables" when it comes to including them in the cash-rich Indian Premier League.

It will be a classic case of 'friends turning into foes' when Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings (CSK) clash with Gautam Gambhir led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the opening match of the IPL.

6.00 pm:
Ten teams are geared up as the for the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as the Twenty20 league enters a new era with the addition of two new teams.

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