The Twenty20 extravaganza will commence in Chennai on April 4 with the mouth-watering clash between defending champions Chennai Super Kings and two-time finalists Mumbai Indians.
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Nine teams will be competing for the title this time.
But before the 54-day long tournament begins on April 4, a dazzling opening ceremony will be held on April 3 at the YMCA College of Physical Education grounds, Nandanam, Chennai.
The ceremony will see Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra perform with international popstar Katy Perry.