Captains of the nine participating teams joined hands to sign the ICC spirit of cricket pledge. (BCCI)
The sixth season of the Indian Premier League kicked off with a glittering opening ceremony at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday.
Bollywood stars Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone enthralled the live audience of 1,20,000. American rapper Pitbull also joined the Indian stars on stage.
A huge stage had been set up for the opening ceremony.