Katy Perry to perform at IPL 5 Launch!

American pop star Katy Perry will perform during the opening ceremony of the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League on April 3, the organisers announced on Tuesday.

The IPL Opening Nite will be held at the YMCA Grounds in Chennai a day before the start of the Twenty20 cricket league.

"We look forward to Ms. Perry’s participation at the DLF IPL 2012 Opening Nite. A performer of her calibre makes the occasion even more special for the IPL family – players, organisers and fans. The verve and originality of her music matches that of the competition and we look forward to an inspired performance from her," IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla, said in a statement.

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachhan, Priyanka Chopra and Salman Khan will also be part of the opening ceremony, which will begin at 7:30 pm.

The venue gates will be thrown open to the audience from 5:00 pm. The sale of the tickets, pegged at a starting price of Rs 1,500, would be on sale from March 16. (PTI)

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