Opening Ceremony Cricket World Cup 2011 Bryan Adams & Sonu Nigam
Canadian rocker Bryan Adams helps kick start the 2011 cricket World Cup on Thursday at the tournament's opening ceremony, marking the start of a gruelling six-week sporting marathon.
The 10th edition of the showpiece event is being launched in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, joint hosts of the 14-team competition along with India and Sri Lanka.
Organisers are promised the ceremony, which also involves Indian singer Sonu Nigam and Bangladesh-based Runa Laila, will be the biggest ever.
The 2011 ICC World Cup was declared open by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina amid thunderous applause.