Katy Perry is set to perform for the opening ceremony of the forthcoming Indian Premiere League, scheduled to start on 3 April.

The concert will mark the first time she returns to India, following her marriage (and subsequent divorce) to Russell Brand, in Jaipur, two years ago.

According to the Telegraph, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which owns and organises the tournament, promised an "unforgettable" start to the fifth edition of the tournament, with Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and leading actress Priyanka Chopra also set to appear.

"We look forward to Ms. Perry's participation at the DLF IPL 2012 Opening Nite. A performer of her calibre makes the occasion even more special for the IPL family - players, organisers and fans. The verve and originality of her music matches that of the competition and we look forward to an inspired performance from her," IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla was quoted as saying by NDTV.

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