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The highly anticipated ICC T20 World Cup 2024 is all set to begin on June 1 and will continue till June 29 in the West Indies and the United States of America.

The upcoming edition of the T20 World Cup will be the biggest one yet with as many as 20 teams participating in the tournament.

These 20 teams have been divided into four groups that are made up of five teams each. Group A comprises India, Pakistan, Ireland, Canada, and the United States, while Group B features the likes of Australia, England, Namibia, Oman, and Scotland.

Group C has Afghanistan, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Uganda, and West Indies, whereas Group D is made up of Bangladesh, Netherlands, Nepal, South Africa, and Sri Lanka.

England are the defending champions of the T20 World Cup and are the most successful team in the history of the tournament alongside West Indies with two title triumphs each.

The opening match of the ninth edition of the T20 World Cup will witness hosts United States taking on neighbours Canada at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas.

Ahead of the much anticipated tournament opener, the opening ceremony will be held to flag off the marquee ICC event and here we take a look at all the details surrounding the curtain raiser.

T20 World Cup 2024 opening ceremony date and time

The opening ceremony of the T20 World Cup 2024 will take place at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas on June 2 (IST) before the start of the first match of the tournament between United States and Canada, which is slated to begin at 6:00 AM IST.

While the performers for the opening ceremony are not yet confirmed, expect plenty of glitz and glamour as big stars are expected to perform to kickstart the event.

Where to watch T20 World Cup 2024 opening ceremony live in India

Live streaming of the T20 World Cup 2024 opening ceremony will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website in India.

Live telecast of the T20 World Cup 2024 opening ceremony will be available on the Star Sports Network.

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