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  • 3:22 PM IST

    And that is the end of today’s opening ceremony. Join us for the live updates of the match here.

  • 3:00 PM IST

    Harshdeep Kaur is back on stage now, with performers dancing in blue costume on the stage and in multiple colour kurtas in front of the stage.

  • 2:59 PM IST

    A colourfl presentation with girls waving yellow and red pieces of clothes. Disha, who is now wearing a white pair of trousers, is dancing to Hello.

  • 2:58 PM IST

    It is time for ‘Laila main Laila’ from the movie Raees. While the men were displaying stunts, Disha quickly put on a red ghaghra.

  • 2:57 PM IST

    Gorgeous Disha Pathani arrives sitting on the shoulder of two guys. Looks stunning in a golden bodysuit. She is dancing to ‘Ladki beautiful’ track from Kapoor and Sons.

  • 2:51 PM IST

    Maxwell hands over to Steven Smith a token to promote the Spirit of Cricket.

  • 2:50 PM IST

    RPS captain Steven Smith arrives from the other side standing inside a car, with performers dancing in Maharashtrian style to their theme song.

  • 2:48 PM IST

    KXIP captain arrives in a car, along with dancers clad in traditional Punjabi dress and loud beats of Dhol, Taasa and their peppy theme song ‘go Punjabi’!

  • 2:42 PM IST

    The Indore stadium echoing Punjabi tunes. The performers have set up a mini Punjab here in Madhya Pradesh with Bhangra, Gidda and famous Punjabi performing arts.

  • 2:38 PM IST

    Performers displaying authentic ‘Bhangra’ moves, clad in white kurta and colourful turbans. Treat to eyes. Harshdeep sets the stage on fire with the famous track ‘Kattiya Karu’ from Rockstar followed by another peppy number.

  • 2:33 PM IST

    Starts with all gathered at one place and some spiritual chants by Harshdeep Kaur. Beautiful ambience created by her deep voice.

  • 2:31 PM IST

    Hello and welcome to the opening ceremony at the Holkar Stadium, Indore!

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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the fourth opening ceremony of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 at Holkar Stadium, Indore, ahead of the contest between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS). Prior to this, the opening ceremonies were held  before the first game between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Hyderabad followed by the second game between RPS and Mumbai Indians (MI) at Pune and the third game between Gujarat Lions and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Rajkot. So far, all the opening ceremonies have failed to pull the crowd as many empty seats were witnessed during the functions. Amy Jackson kicked off the opening ceremony at Hyderabad, whereas Riteish Deshmukh and Tiger Shroff performed at Pune and Rajkot respectively. Live Cricket Scorecard, Kings XI Punjab vs Rising Pune Supergiant, IPL 2017

Thus far, it looks like BCCI’s plan to pull in more crowd by organising the opening ceremonies has failed miserably. For the fourth opening ceremony, Bollywood actress Disha Patni, famous for portraying MS Dhoni’s first love in his biopic ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story”, will be performing at Holkar Stadium in Indore. It is the first afternoon match of the season and will begin at IST 4 PM. The opening ceremony, thus, will begin at IST 2:30 PM under the scorching sun.

Apart from Disha Patni, Bollywood singer Harshdeep Kaur is also going to enthrall the audiences. Barring the opening ceremonies, all three games that have been played so far have been exciting. SRH won the opening game against RCB by 35 runs, whereas RPS saw their skipper Steven Smith guiding them to a comfortable 7-wicket victory over MI, hitting two sixes in the final over. The third game between GL and KKR saw highest ever opening stand in the history of IPL, as Chris Lynn and Gautam Gambhir pummelled the GL bowlers to add 184 runs in just 89 balls.

Coming to the fourth game between KXIP and RPS, this clash is definitely going to yield fireworks. Indore has been renowned for producing high-scoring games and with the presence of power-hitters in both the camps, the Indoris, who will have to bear with the opening ceremony, will be in for a treat when the actual match starts.