Asia Bizz: The dates of the much awaited 5th season of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) have been revealed. The T20 cricket tournament is all set to commence on April 4, 2012.

The opening ceremony of the 5th IPL season will be held on April 3, 2012 at the YMCA Chennai and will feature a host of Bollywood stars and even American singer Katy Perry.

The IPL is one of the most followed cricket tournaments in the world in which players from almost every cricket-playing nation participate. This season,  the IPL tournament will continue for 54 days during which 9 teams will face each other in 76 matches. The 27th of May will be the deciding day when the winning team will raise the trophy.