IPL 2023 opening ceremony

The opening ceremony is expected to begin around 6:00 p.m. IST on March 31, followed by the match about half an hour later 

identical to the start of the Women's Premier League (WPL) 2023 last month. 

Following the Pulwama incident, the BCCI chose not to host an opening ritual prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The 70 league-stage matches will be contested across 12 venues over the span of 52 days.

According to the IPL 2023 tradition, the first match will be played between defending champions Gujarat Titans and 4-time IPL winners, Chennai Super Kings on the home ground of Gujarat,  

Narendra Modi Stadium on 31st March 2023.  

This year, the IPL will also revert back to the 'home-and-away' format.  

The final match of the IPL 2023 will take place on May 28.