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PHOTOS: IPL 6 Opening Ceremony in Kolkata

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Updated: Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 11:55 [IST]
 
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Kolkata, Apr 3: IPL 6 was officially declared open at Salt Lake Stadium with dazzling performances from Bollywood stars and American rapper Pitbull on Tuesday night (April 2).

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Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone enthralled the players and spectators by dancing for popular Bollywood numbers.

All nine teams' captains attended the opening ceremony besides players from Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils who will face off in the opening match on Wednesday (April 3).

All captains signed the MCC Spirit of Cricket pledge with IPL's motto being "Play hard, play fair."

Here are the pictures from the opening ceremony.

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IPL 6 opens in the City of Joy

The nine captains line up after signing the MCC Spirit of Cricket pledge during the Indian Premier League 6 opening ceremony at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday. PTI Photo/Courtesy BCCI

IPL 6 opens in the City of Joy

Gautam Gambhir receives the trophy during the opening ceremony in Kolkata on Tuesday. PTI Photo/Courtesy BCCI

IPL 6 opens in the City of Joy

Kumar Sangakkara, captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad during the opening ceremony. PTI Photo/Courtesy BCCI

IPL 6 opens in the City of Joy

Actress Katrina Kaif performs during the opening ceremony at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday. PTI Photo/Courtesy BCCI

IPL 6 opens in the City of Joy

American rapper Pitbull performs during the opening ceremony at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday. PTI Photo/Courtesy BCCI

IPL 6 opens in the City of Joy

Shah Rukh Khan performs during the opening ceremony at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday. PTI Photo/Courtesy BCCI

IPL 6 opens in the City of Joy

Actress Deepika Padukone performs during the opening ceremony at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday. PTI Photo/Courtesy BCCI

IPL 6 opens in the City of Joy

Actress Katrina Kaif arrives on stage during opening ceremony. PTI Photo/Courtesy BCCI

IPL 6 opens in the City of Joy

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with N Srinivasan, President BCCI and Rajeev Shukla, Chairman, IPL during the opening ceremony at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday. PTI Photo/Courtesy BCCI

IPL 6 opens in the City of Joy

An artist performs during the opening ceremony at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday. PTI Photo/Courtesy BCCI

IPL 6 opens in the City of Joy

IPL teams' captains Virat Kohli (RCB), Rahul Dravid (RR), Gautam Gambhir (KKR) during the opening ceremony at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday. PTI Photo/Courtesy BCCI

Story first published:  Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 10:48 [IST]
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