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Mumbai Indians will take on the Rajasthan Royals in the opening game of the CLT20 2013 at the Sawai Mansingh stadium © AFP

New Delhi: Sep 19, 2013

Sports broadcaster Star Sports announced on Thursday that the first and the final match of the Champions League Twenty20 2013 will be simultaneously broadcast on the network’s Hindi movies channel — Star Gold.

Famous Indian singer Mika Singh will be performing at the opening ceremony of the tournament in Jaipur on September 21, the company said in a release.

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 champions Mumbai Indians will take on Rajasthan Royals in the opening match of the season at Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

“We are very confident about the success of Karbonn Smart Champions League Twenty20 2013. Cricket followers can expect some scintillating, mouth-watering T20 cricket over the next three weeks as we have representation from top four IPL teams and the champion teams from leading cricket playing nations across the world,” said Vijay Rajput, Chief Operating Officer, ESPN Software India Pvt Ltd.

All the matches of the tournament will be showcased on Star Cricket with Hindi commentary while Star Sports and Star Cricket HD will showcase the event in English.