All the tickets for the first IPL match, on April 18, 2008, have been sold out. Tickets worth around Rs 8 lakh were sold from 18 counters on April 15, 2008.
Shahrukh Khan is said to have cut the cost of tickets to Rs 100, which will be available apart from the Rs 220, Rs 335, and Rs 665 tickets.
Ticket sales for the Knight Riders versus Deccan Chargers match will open on April 15, 2008.
Kolkata Knight Riders Sport expect great demand for the Knight Rider matches. Meanwhile, Indian ex-Captain Saurav Ganguly is back in Kolkata after the 3-match test series versus South Africa. Saurav will take part in the Kolkata Knight Riders’ practice match on April 15, 2008.
IPL launch ceremony to be a visual extravaganza
IPL’s inaugural ceremony will be held in Bangalore’s Chinnaswamy stadium where SRK’s Kolkata Knight Riders will play their first match with Dr.Vijay Mallya’s Bangalore Royal Challengers. Representing the star power at the match, will be SRK’s close friends Farah Khan, Karan Johar, Juhi Chawla, and Arjun Rampal.
The inaugural ceremony will include a visually opulent show. The show, modeled on international lines, will have aerial acrobatics, pyrotechnics, and bubble dancers spinning in eight giant transparent bubbles in the colors of the eight teams. Acrobats and dancers have been hired from US, UK, and Europe, for the show.
The Washington Redskins, current world champion cheerleading squad of the American National Football League, will be flown down for the show. The launch show will also have a Spirit of Cricket segment that will have the eight captains come together in solidarity.
This segment will be followed by a laser show. A spectacular fireworks display has also been planned for the end of the show. Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy will perform at the event. Star performers will include Katrina Kaif, Zayed Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Upendra, and Ramya.