This was because it was held before the first match of the tourney and was logistically impossible for everyone to attend.
The other captains had to shoot their part a day earlier, which was then shown during the ceremony.
Decision to skip ceremony a good move: Our take
The decision to not have an IPL ceremony is a positive one. It is just a waste of time in having performances that do not suit things logistically. To have the tournament started straightaway is a mature decision and things make sense here.