Bravo may perform Champion Dance at opening
Dynamic West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo’s smash-hit rap ‘Champion dance’ during the opening ceremony and the use of LED light stumps are the two major attractions of the ninth edition of Indian Premier League, said tournament chairman Rajeev Shukla.
Bravo, who will be playing for the new team Gujarat Lions, is expected to perform the ‘Champion Dance’ that has now become a rage among the cricket fans of India and IPL is trying to cash in on its popularity.
“Dwayne Bravo is performing on Champion Dance during the opening ceremony of IPL-9 in Mumbai. His performance will be the special attraction and there might be a few more West Indies cricketers, who will perform alongside Bravo,” IPL chairman Shukla told PTI on Wednesday. Shukla also informed that the LED stumps, which lights up and has been in use since 2014 across ICC’s 20 and 50 over World Cups, will be used for the first time in the cash-rich league. LED stumps were first used during Big Bash 2013 and subsequently in the 2014 and 2016 ICC World T20s along with 2015 World Cup.