And much more, according to Peter Roebuck, in The Hindu:
There will be a concert responding to all tastes with a wide range of African and Indian musicians and dancers, and several big Western name acts, including the Three Tenors, Snow Patrol and George Michael. Warne adds that Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman will walk across the field at the height of the opening ceremony. Some of it may be hype but the scale is impressive. IPL may be an Indian domestic competition but it is also a television extravaganza.
I’m sorry, but who’s in charge of this? The Three Tenors? What — Celine Dion and Duran Duran weren’t available? And why on earth would either Clint Eastwood or Morgan Freeman care about cricket (and why should we care about their walking)? Ok, I’ll stop already. It’s the IPL’s money, Lalit Modi can do what he pleases with it.