The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 final at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata is likely to be a star-studded one as actors Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar, Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Governor KN Tripathi and several other delegates are expected to be present on Sunday evening.
Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar and producer Ritesh Sidhwani will also be present during the clash between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited officials from the cricket boards of Australia, South Africa, England and Sri Lanka.
"We have invited both the chief minister and the governor for the event. Besides, a host of state ministers are also expected to grace the occasion," said a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) official to PTI.
The cast and crew of the upcoming Bollywood film "Dil Dhadakne Do" decided to cheer for their favorite team on Sunday. The film's promotion is supposed to begin on Sunday and they chose Kolkata as their first city. The actors decided to back their personal favourites in the IPL 2015 final. Actress Priyanka Chopra will not be able to make it to the final due to her prior commitments.
Former International Cricket Council (ICC) president Mustafa Kamal is also in the city and is likely to be present at the venue. Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards, Cricket South Africa chief executive officer Haroon Lorgat are among the delegates who have been invited by BCCI.
The tickets were sold out on Friday, so the stadium is expected it to be full to its capacity. With the capacity of more than 66,000, Eden Gardens will be roaring for their favourite sides. The support will be equally distributed betwwen Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni. Sharma'a love affair with this ground has been commendable and the crowd here loves Dhoni even if CSK play against the local team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
One would have thought that the Eden Gardens will not be packed as KKR has crashed out, but the audience looks all set to prove it wrong.