Why CSK vs RCB match will start from 8:00 PM instead of 7:30 PM?

On 22nd January 2024, BCCI announced the schedule of IPL 2024 for the first 21 matches. First match of IPL ’24 will be played between defending champions Chennai Super Kings & Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, This match will start at 8:00 PM instead of 7:30 PM. While all the remaining evening matches will start from 7:30 PM.

This is because there will be an opening ceremony before the first match. Opening ceremony longs about 1 hour, so for the timely completion of ceremony, BCCI pushes the first match by 30 minutes late. There is not official announcement yet about ceremony, but BCCI sources have revealed about this unofficially.

Similarly, There is no confirmation about which stars will perform in this ceremony. However, the BCCI can reveal about this 1 week prior to the tournament. Please note that, Prominent singer Arijit singh, actress Tammanna Bhatia & Rashmika mandanna were the performers in IPL 2023 ceremony which was held in Ahmedabad.

CSK skipper MS Dhoni will return to the cricket field after IPL 2023 on 22nd March at Chepauk stadium. As confirmed by CSK pacer Deepak Chahar, Chennai along with dhoni will begin their training camp from March 1st onwards. 22nd March will also witness the return of Virat Kohli to the cricket field after 2 months. He opted out of the ongoing 5 match test series between India & England due to personal reasons.

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