The much awaited 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to commence on March 23.
The defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will lock horns on the opening night.
Every year, a glittering opening ceremony precedes the first game of the season.
However, this time around there will no such ceremony.
The Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai has cleared that the money which was due to be spent in the opening ceremony will be donated the martyred jawans in the recent Pulwama attacks.
“There will be no IPL opening ceremony. Instead, the money will be donated to Pulwama martyrs,” Vinod Rai was quoted as saying to media on Friday.