Bollywood King Khan, Shah Rukh along with his friend director Karan Johar are going to host the Indian Premiere League (IPL) Awards night that will honor the best players of the T20 tournament. The event will be held at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai on April 23.
The show will be on air in May on TV channel colors that will be a combination of cricket and entertainment where some of Bollywood stars like Oscar winner A.R. Rahman, Shilpa Shetty, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and Hrithik Roshan will perform.
Ashvini Yardi, programming head, Colors, said, “This star-studded award ceremony will see the superstars of Bollywood and cricket get together to make it the Oscars of the cricketing world. Celebrating sportsmanship, the viewers will be in for colorful treat as IPL champions get felicitated for their performance through the series.”
Talking more about the event, he said, “It will be one of its kind and fitting celebration with lots of exciting performances and brilliant surprises to conclude this year’s IPL action.”
IPL chairman and Commissioner Lalit Modi said, “IPL has evolved into a uniting force in world cricket and signaled a new era in sports entertainment over the past three seasons. The IPL Awards is the crowning jewel and a fitting event to recognize the best of this season’s breathtaking tournament.”
There are total 22 categories for awards that include batting, bowling, fielding, most stylish player, best stadium and commentator.
All the awards are sub-titled as IPL Jury Awards, Viewers’ Choice Awards, Statistical Awards, IPL Captain’s Awards and IPL Winners Award.
A panel of judges including Lalit Modi, cricket legends Sunil Gavaskar, Brian Lara and Javagal Srinath, well-known umpire Simon Taufel, and cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle will adjudge the critics’ choice awards.
The viewers can choose their best player under Viewers’ Choice Awards categories by voting at IPLT20.com or IPLAwards.com.