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Bollywood superstars Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor and American pop sensation Katy Perry were the highlights of a lengthy opening ceremony of the fifth edition of the IPL, which failed to live up to its high expectations on Tuesday night despite the huge glamour quotient.

Although there was no dearth of star power with megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Prabhu Deva attending the opening nite, it still drew a lacklustre response from the nearly 15,000 spectators who had gathered at the YMCA College of Physical Education.

Even the attempts by the hosts to cheer up the crowd failed to enthuse the audience who were subjected to a typical Bollywood style entertainment but without much verve and spirit.

Amitabh, returning to work after two abdominal surgeries earlier this year, started the proceedings for the evening with a rendition of a poem 'If I were to be born again', written by renowned lyricist Prasoon Joshi.

The 69-year-old veteran actor with his baritone voice and inimitable style hit the right chords but the dance performance choreographed by Shiamak Davar at the background was a dampener.

The rendition started to the ceremony, which set the stage for the 54-day extravaganza featuring nine teams who would be locked in a battle for the next two months.

South African percussion band First Project, composer DJ Ravi Drums and Colonial Cousins then took the stage and churned out their brand of music.

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra then put her dancing shoes and performed to hit numbers from her films such as 'Don', 'Don 2' and 'Kaminey', which even saw India spinner Harbhajan Singh shaking a leg along with her.

India's dancing sensation and Chennai's own Prabhu Deva then burned the dance floor with his performance where he danced to songs from films such as 'Wanted' and 'Hum Se Hai Muqablah'.

Two-time title winners, Chennai Super Kings then took the stage and Priyanka Chopra shared some light moments with the cricketers as she quizzed skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and also taught Australian Doug Bollinger and Indian spinner R Ashwin some dancing steps.

The 'Chammak Challo' of the Tinsel town, Kareena Kapoor then performed her dance numbers from films such as 'Ra One' and the latest 'Agent Vinod'.

The opening nite then saw the oath taking ceremony by the skippers of the nine teams, including retired Rahul Dravid and Australian Adam Gilchrist, as they signed the MCC Spirit of Cricket pledge.

Defending champions CSK skipper Dhoni placed the trophy back on the podium and BCCI president N Srinivasan and IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla then joined the players on stage.

"IPL has grown from strength to strength and has established itself as a premiere tournament. BCCI is extremely proud of this achievement. But who is the cause? First the commitment of the players both international and domestic, who participated in the event, the enthusiasm of the franchises and assistance of the supporting stuffs and the cricket fans in India and around the world have contributed to its great success. We expect IPL 5 to be no less," Srinivasan said.

"We have not forgotten who played for us. The BCCI will give an one-time opportunity to cricketers who have graced Indian cricket -- International cricketer as well as domestic cricketers who played from a long time.

"Over 185 players will be benefited from it and we will start the distribution from this year. It is a small thank you from us to those who have done yeoman service to Indian cricket," he added.

Shukla then flagged off the fifth edition, saying: "It gives me a great pleasure to flag off the fifth edition of the DLF Indian Premier League, an arena where quality international and domestic cricketers take part in intense contest of strategy and skill. IPL is a platform where talent meets opportunity."

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan then tried to set the stage ablaze with his 'Dhinka Chika' act from the film 'Ready', followed by performances to some foot-tapping numbers from 'Body Guard', 'Wanted', 'Partner' and 'Jab Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kiya' but his performance too lacked the punch.

After some Bollywood razzle-dazzle, Perry dished out a sumptuous musical treat and performed some of her superhits such as 'fireworks' and 'California Girls'.

The singer, who had tied the knot with now estranged husband Russell Brand, in India in 2010, was the star attraction of the evening and her maiden performance in the country, rounded off the evening.

Dazzling fireworks lit up the evening sky as the ceremony which lasted about two and a half hours came to end.

The main action will start from Wednesday when defending champions Chennai Super Kings starts their campaign against Champions Leagues title holder Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

IPL 5 2012 Teams Names are:

1: Chennai Super Kings
2: Deccan Chargers
3: Delhi Daredevils
4: Kings XI Punjab
5: Kolkata Knight Riders
6: Mumbai Indians
7: Pune Warriors
8: Rajsthan Royals
9: Royal Challengers Bangalore

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Wed 04-Apr 1 8pm Chennai Super Kings Mumbai Indians Chennai
Thu 05-Apr 2 8pm Kolkata Knight Riders Delhi Daredevils Kolkata
3 4pm Mumbai Indians Pune Warriors India Mumbai
Fri 06-Apr
4 8pm Rajasthan Royals Kings XI Punjab Jaipur
5 4pm Royal Challengers Bangalore Delhi Daredevils Bangalore
Sat 07-Apr
6 8pm Deccan Chargers Chennai Super Kings Vizag
7 4pm Rajasthan Royals Kolkata Knight Riders Jaipur
Sun 08-Apr
8 8pm Pune Warriors India Kings XI Punjab Pune
Mon 09-Apr 9 8pm Deccan Chargers Mumbai Indians Vizag
10 4pm Royal Challengers Bangalore Kolkata Knight Riders Bangalore
Tue 10-Apr
11 8pm Delhi Daredevils Chennai Super Kings Delhi
Wed 11-Apr 12 8pm Mumbai Indians Rajasthan Royals Mumbai
13 4pm Chennai Super Kings Royal Challengers Bangalore Chennai
Thu 12-Apr
14 8pm Kings XI Punjab Pune Warriors India Mohali
Fri 13-Apr 15 8pm Kolkata Knight Riders Rajasthan Royals Kolkata
16 4pm Delhi Daredevils Deccan Chargers Delhi
Sat 14-Apr
17 8pm Pune Warriors India Chennai Super Kings Pune
18 4pm Kolkata Knight Riders Kings XI Punjab Kolkata
Sun 15-Apr
19 8pm Royal Challengers Bangalore Rajasthan Royals Bangalore
Mon 16-Apr 20 8pm Mumbai Indians Delhi Daredevils Mumbai
21 4pm Rajasthan Royals Deccan Chargers Jaipur
Tue 17-Apr
22 8pm Royal Challengers Bangalore Pune Warriors India Bangalore
Wed 18-Apr 23 8pm Kings XI Punjab Kolkata Knight Riders Mohali
24 4pm Deccan Chargers Delhi Daredevils Hyderabad / Cuttack
Thu 19-Apr
25 8pm Chennai Super Kings Pune Warriors India Chennai
Fri 20-Apr 26 8pm Kings XI Punjab Royal Challengers Bangalore Mohali
27 4pm Chennai Super Kings Rajasthan Royals Chennai
Sat 21-Apr
28 8pm Delhi Daredevils Pune Warriors India Delhi
29 4pm Mumbai Indians Kings XI Punjab Mumbai
Sun 22-Apr
30 8pm Deccan Chargers Kolkata Knight Riders Hyderabad / Cuttack
Mon 23-Apr 31 8pm Rajasthan Royals Royal Challengers Bangalore Jaipur
32 4pm Pune Warriors India Delhi Daredevils Pune
Tue 24-Apr
33 8pm Kolkata Knight Riders Deccan Chargers Kolkata
34 4pm Kings XI Punjab Mumbai Indians Mohali
Wed 25-Apr
35 8pm Royal Challengers Bangalore Chennai Super Kings Bangalore
Thu 26-Apr 36 8pm Pune Warriors India Deccan Chargers Pune
Fri 27-Apr 37 8pm Delhi Daredevils Mumbai Indians Delhi
38 4pm Chennai Super Kings Kings XI Punjab Chennai
Sat 28-Apr
39 8pm Kolkata Knight Riders Royal Challengers Bangalore Kolkata
Sun 29-Apr 40 4pm Delhi Daredevils Rajasthan Royals Delhi
Sun 29-Apr 41 8pm Mumbai Indians Deccan Chargers Mumbai
Mon 30-Apr 42 8pm Chennai Super Kings Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai
43 4pm Deccan Chargers Pune Warriors India Hyderabad
Tue 01-May
44 8pm Rajasthan Royals Delhi Daredevils Jaipur
Wed 02-May 45 8pm Royal Challengers Bangalore Kings XI Punjab Bangalore
Thu 03-May 46 8pm Pune Warriors India Mumbai Indians Pune
Fri 04-May 47 8pm Chennai Super Kings Deccan Chargers Chennai
48 4pm Kolkata Knight Riders Pune Warriors India Kolkata
Sat 05-May
49 8pm Kings XI Punjab Rajasthan Royals Mohali
50 4pm Mumbai Indians Chennai Super Kings Mumbai
Sun 06-May
51 8pm Royal Challengers Bangalore Deccan Chargers Bangalore
Mon 07-May 52 8pm Delhi Daredevils Kolkata Knight Riders Delhi
53 4pm Pune Warriors India Rajasthan Royals Pune
Tue 08-May
54 8pm Deccan Chargers Kings XI Punjab Hyderabad
Wed 09-May 55 8pm Mumbai Indians Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai
Thu 10-May 56 8pm Rajasthan Royals Chennai Super Kings Jaipur
Fri 11-May 57 8pm Pune Warriors India Royal Challengers Bangalore Pune
58 4pm Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai Indians Kolkata
Sat 12-May
59 8pm Chennai Super Kings Delhi Daredevils Chennai
60 4pm Rajasthan Royals Pune Warriors India Jaipur
Sun 13-May
61 8pm Kings XI Punjab Deccan Chargers Mohali
62 4pm Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai Indians Bangalore
Mon 14-May
63 8pm Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai Super Kings Kolkata
Tue 15-May 64 8pm Delhi Daredevils Kings XI Punjab Delhi
Wed 16-May 65 8pm Mumbai Indians Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai
66 4pm Kings XI Punjab Chennai Super Kings Dharamsala
Thu 17-May
67 8pm Delhi Daredevils Royal Challengers Bangalore Delhi
Fri 18-May 68 8pm Deccan Chargers Rajasthan Royals Hyderabad
69 4pm Kings XI Punjab Delhi Daredevils Dharamsala
Sat 19-May
70 8pm Pune Warriors India Kolkata Knight Riders Pune
71 4pm Deccan Chargers Royal Challengers Bangalore Hyderabad
Sun 20-May
72 8pm Rajasthan Royals Mumbai Indians Jaipur
Tue 22-May QUALIFIER 1 8pm First Placed Team Second Placed Team Bangalore
Wed 23-May ELIMINATOR 8pm Third Placed Team Fourth Placed Team Bangalore
Fri 25-May QUALIFIER 2 8pm Winner of Eliminator Loser of Qualifier 1 Chennai
Sun 27-May FINAL 8pm Winner of Qualifier 1 Winner of Qualifier 2 Chennai

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