A live cricket match is underway at the iconic Karkata Stadium in India.
It will be played on August 8 and is expected to draw crowds of 10 million.
India will host the third and final edition of the IPL in 2019.
India is also the second and final country in the world to host the World T20 in 2019, which will also be held at the stadium.
The IPL is one of the most popular cricketing events in the country and it has helped the country reach its highest ranking ever in the World Cup rankings.
The tournament is currently the most watched cricket event in India, with an average of 3.7 million people tuning in to the match.
The matches are usually held in the evening on weekends and it is expected that the matches will be held in a slightly different format than the current IPL.
India will also host a home-and-away series against Sri Lanka on August 18, 2019.