The 6th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) kicked off now with its annual fare of dance, lights and music. At Kolkata’s Salt Lake Stadium, Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Bappi Lahiri and Usha Uthup performed before a packed house.
Katrina KaifAmerican rapper Pitbull took more than immediately after the Indian acts, developing a diversion for T20 tournament which has had a big share of controversies inside the final month.
Earlier in the evening, the nine captains from the IPL signed the ICC Spirit of Cricket document – an annual pledge captains make at the IPL. Some live up to it, some do not.
The fans poured in for the opening ceremony in from New Delhi, Mumbai and also Chandigarh. The opening match on the tournament will probably be played between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders in Kolkata.
Shah Rukh Khan