[caption id="attachment_591950" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-591950" alt="Prior to all the action, there would be some entertainment before the cricketianment, as IPL 2017 will witness the grand opening ceremony IANS" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/IPL.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Prior to all the action, there would be some entertainment before the cricketianment, as IPL 2017 will witness the grand opening ceremony IANS[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>It is finally time of the year when the biggest Twenty20 (T20) league in the world. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ipl" target="_blank">Indian Premier League</a> (IPL) kicks off for the 10th time in the history, in 2017. Eight teams will once again be battling it out for the prestigious title, as they would be desperate to lay their hands on the coveted trophy. However, prior to all action, there will be some entertainment before the cricket: IPL 2017 will witness their <em>first</em> grand opening ceremony, before Match 1 between defending champions and hosts <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Sunrisers-Hyderabad" target="_blank">Sunrisers Hyderabad</a> (SRH) and runners-up of previous season, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Royal-Challengers-Bangalore" target="_blank">Royal Challengers Bangalore</a> (RCB), at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday. The live online streaming of the opening ceremony will be available on <em>Sony LIV</em>, along with the live telecast on <em>Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD</em> and <em>SET MAX</em>. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/indian-premier-league-2017-200487/live-scores/sunrisers-hyderabad-vs-royal-challengers-bangalore-match-1-183378-summary.html" target="_blank"><b>FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Match 1 at Hyderabad</b></a> <p></p> <p></p>As mentioned above, SRH, being defending champions, are hosting the opening game of IPL 2017 as well as the opening ceremony. They will also be hosting the final of IPL 2017. SRH won the title last season after they beat the RCB in the final last season. It was also the second title in the history of Hyderabad, after Deccan Chargers (DC) won it in 2009. <p></p> <p></p>The IPL opening ceremony is bound to witness some colourful stuffs, along with some fine performances from some fine artists across the nation, which will include Bollywood superstars like Tiger Shroff, Parineeti Chopra and Shraddha Kapoor, among others. This will be the first edition where eight different opening ceremonies will be held across the home venues of the eight different franchises. Therefore the IPL 2017 opening ceremonies would be a must watch.