The third edition of the Champions League T20 tournament is all set to get underway today with a glittering opening ceremony in Bangalore.
The ceremony will have three extremely popular hip-hop artists - Jay Sean, Ludacris and Flo Rida - performing at the ceremony. Jay and Flo have visited India before but this is Ludacris' first visit to the country.
Last year, Enrique Iglesias and Locnville had performed at the opening ceremony of the CLT20 in Johannesburg.
The first match of the tournament will be played on Friday between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Warriors in Bangalore.
Thirteen teams, including 4 IPL teams, are participating this year. They are: Auckland Aces (NZ), Cape Cobras (SA), Chennai Super Kings (Ind), Kolkata Knight Riders (Ind), Leicestershire (Eng), Mumbai Indians (Ind), New South Wales (Aus), Royal Challengers Bangalore (Ind), Ruhuna (SL), Somerset (Eng), South Australia (Aus), Trinidad & Tobago (WI), Warriors (SA).