Badshah, the world-famous rapper, would be in the heart of things, ready to light the night on fire and get the ball rolling for an exciting four weeks of high-quality Twenty20 cricket.
Badshah, a viral Indian rapper who has won multiple musics and music-film awards, including the PTC Punjabi Film awards, as well as two Nickelodeon Kids Choice “favourite rap music star” awards, will carry out his performance before the blockbuster opening match, which will be announced in the coming days.
Badshah is the recipient of various music and music-film awards, including the PTC Punjabi Film awards. Badshah will also put pen to paper and write the official ILT20 Anthem, which is a move that will satisfy fans of his genre and keep them interested throughout the League.
What better performer than Badshah to produce the ILT20 anthem! 🤩— MI Emirates (@MIEmirates) November 22, 2022
The star rapper will also put on a live performance for fans at the opening ceremony of the ILT20 🎵
🏟️ Dubai International Stadium
🗓️ 13th January, 2023#OneFamily #MIEmirates #ILT20 pic.twitter.com/4QvKZyeCFy
Some words of ECB General Secretary
“League management is pleased to have one of India’s biggest performers at the ILT20 opening ceremony,” Mubashshir Usmani, General Secretary of the Emirates Cricket Board, remarked about Badshah’s performance at the ILT20 opening ceremony.
It is of the utmost importance for us to get off to a blazing start, and Badshah will most definitely help to enthrall the fans before the cricketers work their magic on our three (competition) sites. We would also like to use this opportunity to express our gratitude to Badshah for producing the ILT20 Anthem. We cannot contain our excitement at being able to share this with those in our community who adore cricket.
Before his exhilarating performance, Badshah expressed his emotions to the audience, saying, “I am happy to be performing at the ILT20 opening ceremony.” My entire life, I have been a major fan of cricket, and it is an honour to be playing at what has all the makings of being one of the most significant Twenty20 leagues in front of some of the most famous cricket stars and fans from across the world. Creating the anthem for the ILT20 is also an exhilarating endeavour. When it is played in the stadiums, I do not doubt that the spectators will embrace it and show their support.
Usmani dropped hints about another charismatic international talent who will be there to debut the league alongside Badshah, which helped ramp up the hype around the first night. “The League’s opening match will be well-complemented by an additional world-class performance that will help start proceedings,” said the spokesperson. Soon, we will provide fans with additional information on this exciting performance and instructions on how they can get tickets to attend the ILT20 and witness all the activities that will take place there.
The inaugural ILT20 will debut in January 2023. It will be played in 34 matches at world-class cricket grounds in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The tournament has received multi-year approval from the ICC.
Where fans can watch the Opening Ceremony?
Cricket fans from all over the world will be able to watch the live telecast of this exciting cricket league on ZEE’s linear channels, digital platform, Zee5, as well as Zee Cinema SD, Zee Cinema HD, Zee Anmol Cinema, &Pictures HD, &Flix SD, &Flix HD, Zee Zest SD, Zee Zest HD, Zee Bangla Cinema, and Zee Thirai.