First time IPL winners Kolkata Knight Riders will be given a gala reception on Tuesday at the Eden Gardens where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will receive them at a grand ceremony.

The players will be taken in a procession with the IPL trophy from Hazra crossing in South Kolkata to Writers Building, a distance of six kilometres, where the Chief Minister would greet them, accompanied by team owner Shah Rukh Khan.

The Chief Minister told reporters that the players would be taken on a trailer of a vehicle accompanied by thousands of KKR fans.

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