The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had revealed the full schedule for the IPL 2021 last month, and now it’s time for the anthem of the world’s biggest franchise league.
Star Sports India, the official broadcasters of IPL, have shared a video of the same on their social media handles as the countdown begins for the 2021 season. The anthem features a player each from all eight IPL franchises, including Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, who can be seen grooving to the beats of the peppy number.
Here’s the video:
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 23, 2021
Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will have a face-off with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the season-opener on April 9. The first game of IPL 2021 will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
All the matches will take place behind closed doors in six cities – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata – amid strict COVID-19 protocols.
IPL 2020 was conducted in the UAE last year, where the league and knockout games were played across three venues due to the pandemic, but the T20 extravaganza will be making a return to India this year.