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IPL opening ceremony cancelled as entire funds will go to Pulwama martyrs’ families

The 2019 season of Indian Premier League (IPL) will not host an opening ceremony as the Committee of Administrators (CoA), on Friday decided to donate the entire money to the Pulwama martyrs’ families.

Usually, the opening ceremonies of the iconic T20 league are spiced up by Bollywood stars who steal the spotlight in a bid to entertain the fans. However, as a token of respect to the martyred soldiers, it has been decided to cancel the ceremony for the event’s 12th edition starting from March 23 onwards.

“We will not have any inaugural function for the IPL and the money budgeted for that goes to the martyrs’ families,” said Committee of Administrators chairman Vinod Rai.

The CoA that is running the Indian cricket decided in a meeting on Friday.

IPL 2019 Schedule for opening 2 weeks:

Date Day Time Match Venue
March 23 Saturday Evening CSK vs RCB Chennai
March 24 Sunday Afternoon KKR vs SRH Kolkata
March 24 Sunday Evening MI vs DC Mumbai
March 25 Monday Evening RR vs KXIP Jaipur
March 26 Tuesday Evening DC vs CSK Delhi
March 27 Wednesday Evening KKR vs KXIP Kolkata
March 28 Thursday Evening RCB vs MI Bengaluru
March 29 Friday Evening SRH vs RR Hyderabad
March 30 Saturday Afternoon KXIP vs MI Mohali
March 30 Saturday Evening DC vs KKR Delhi
March 31 Sunday Afternoon SRH vs RCB Hyderabad
March 31 Sunday Evening CSK vs RR Chennai
April 1 Monday Evening KXIP vs DC Mohali
April 2 Tuesday Evening RR vs RCB Jaipur
April 3 Wednesday Evening MI vs CSK Mumbai
April 4 Thursday Evening DC vs SRH Delhi
April 5 Friday Evening RCB vs KKR Bengaluru

Written by Chaithanya G

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.

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