1 As a mark of no-discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS, an HIV positive person will do the toss at the Mohali IPL team’s first match against Delhi on March 13. Actress and Mohali team co-owner Preity Zinta, a UNAIDS brand ambassador, is also making a short public service film with cricketers.
2 Singers Lionel Richie and Ali Campbell of UB40 will perform at the opening ceremony today at Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium. Bollywood star Deepika Padukone will dance to a Indian and international numbers.
3 Expect live tweets from ground zero. IPL chairman Lalit Modi, Kolkata owner Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta are on Twitter and Rajasthan owner Shilpa Shetty promises to put all the dope on her blog.
4 IPL will have entertainment for cricket fans and fashion followers. A fashion show will be held after each match. More than 30 designers and top models are already on board.
5 An unprecedented 800 cinema halls around India, including close to 65 in Delhi NCR, will screen the matches live. YouTube will also stream the telecast of the game live.