WPL 2023: Bollywood celebrities to perform at the opening ceremony on March 4

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The Women’s Premier League 2023 (WPL 2023) is all set for its inaugural edition to begin on March 4. The opening ceremony will be organized at the DY Patil Stadium, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is expected to be attended by a number of Bollywood celebrities. Celebs like Kiara Advani and Kriti Sanon will be performing live at the ceremony. Punjabi-Canadian rapper AP Dhillon will also be performing to entertain the audience on Saturday, March 4.

Bollywood celebrity Kriti Sanon’s last movie, Shehzada, failed to leave an impression on the audiences. The movie also struggled at the box office, facing tough competition from other blockbuster releases. The movie was the official Hindi remake of famous Allu Arjun’s Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo. Also, the movie is likely to wrap up its theatrical presence soon if its performance continues at the present rate.

Meanwhile, Kiara Advani has been in the limelight for her wedding with bollywood celebrity Siddharth Malhotra. Her marriage took place on February 7 at the Suryagarh Palace in Jaisalmer. The couple also hosted receptions in Delhi and Mumbai for their Bollywood celebrities.

AP Dhillon has around one billion streams on Spotify. Along with 29.6 million listeners listening to his songs for more than 42.5 hours. He was last in news after his presence in actress Amrita Arora’s birthday party one month ago.

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The opening ceremony will take place in DY Patil Stadium before the first match of the tournament. The inaugural match will be played between the teams Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Titans. BookMyShow has been appointed officially as the ticketing partner for the event. People interested in watching the match in stadium can purchase match tickets online through the BookMyShow app.

To promote women’s cricket and encourage greater audience at the matches, the BCCI has made tickets for the WPL 2023 season free for girls and women. Whereas boys and mens can purchase tickets at nominal prices of ₹100 and ₹400.

The opening ceremony of WPL 2023 is as mentioned scheduled for March 4. The event will begin at 5:30 pm, with the gates of the stadium opening at 4 pm for those attending in person. The ceremony will be streaming live on the Sports18 Network and will also be available for live streaming Viacom18. Viacom18 is the exclusive broadcast and digital partner of the Women’s Premier League (WPL). They have also released its first campaign titled as Naam Hoga Tera Har Zubaan Par.’


The commercial advertisement has a celebratory air about it and starts with a throwing caution to the wind on the arrival of the cricketers who will leave a mark during the WPL. This is to make them household names and inspire the next generation of cricket fans. This was stated by company in its press release.

Ogilvy has conceptualized this advertisement. This campaign celebrates the resilience and determination of every girl who wants to play and break new grounds through cricket.

The bright rap anthem brings the fresh vibe of the WPL. Also, the excitement is expected to spread across the country as setting WPL the newest breeding ground for the next set of superstars. This 360-degree campaign is live on Viacom18’s all platforms digitally and all its network channels. This will result in covering several traditional and digital consumer touchpoints.

“We are proud to not just partner the WPL but also having a creative voice in the way we introduce this league to fans. We thought of Naam Hoga Tera Har Zubaan Par being fully aware of the tournament’s potential. The mark that its inaugural campaign will leave behind made us create this campaign” says Viacom18 Sports Spokesperson. He also stated that they are committed to build the WPL as the world’s biggest women’s sporting league in the long term. The campaign too is an ode to that vision and also the first step in that direction.

Sukesh Nayak, the chief creative officer, Ogilvy India said that the girls are bringing a powerful game to the WPL 2023. Our campaign is a display of that. There is an immense potential amongst the players and their fierceness will be unleashed at WPL. This will make them a household name across the streets of India.

The first doubleheader of the tournament will take place on 5th March. Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals will first play against each other. The next match is between UP Warriorz versus Gujarat Giants. 

There will be four doubleheaders The first match will start at 3:30 PM IST and evening matches will begin at 7:30 PM IST. The DY Patil Stadium and Brabourne Stadium located in Mumbai will host 11 matches each.

The league stage will end up with a game between UP Warriorz and Delhi Capitals on 21st March at the Brabourne Stadium. The Eliminator round will be played on March 24th at the DY Patil Stadium. The final is set to take place on March 26th at the Brabourne Stadium.

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