Indian Premiere League
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan displays the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket trophy during a news conference at his residence in Mumbai May 30, 2012. Khan's Kolkata Knight Riders team won the 2012 IPL after defeating Chennai Super Kings on May 27. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

The opening ceremony of the sixth season of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) is going to start at 7 pm on Tuesday at Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata.

Bollywood superstars Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and international rapper Pitbull will perform infront of around 1,20,000 people in the stadium

Sony Set Max, the official broadcaster of the IPL, will broadcast the ceremony live at 7 pm. The event will be also be streamed online on the official web site

Live streaming of the event can also be viewed for free on (click here). One can also watch the grand opening ceremony on Cricket Live Streaming here.

For updates and more information on the most awaited cricket event in the world follow @IPL on Twitter and their Facebook page.

The first tournament of the sixth season will begin on 3 April with the match between Knight Riders and the Delhi Daredevils, at the Eden Gardens stadium. A total of 76 matches will played between the nine franchisee and it will conclude on 26 May.

For schedule details of the IPL6, click HERE.

TV channels that will broadcast the IPL 6 live worldwide are:

1.      Australia :  Network Ten (2008), One HD (2009-2010)

2.      Bangladesh : Channel 9

3.      Canada : Sportsnet One/Omni Television/Sportsnet (Rogers media )

4.      Caribbean : Sportsmax

5.      Hong Kong : Now TV (PCCW)

6.      India and Nepal: Set Max

7.      Malayasia and Brunei : Astro

8.      New Zealand : Sky Television Network

9.      Pakistan : Geo Super

10.  South Africa: SuperSport

11.  Singapore : StarHub

12.  Sri Lanka : Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation: Channel Eye

13.  UAE and other Arab Countries : CricOne (Arab Digital Network)

14.  UK : ITV4 (ITV)

15.  USA: NEO Sports, Echostar

16.  Middle East: Pehla Platform

17.  Ireland: Setanta

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