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    Leicester cricket ground in England named after Sunil Gavaskar

    Leicester cricket ground in England named after Sunil Gavaskar

    Leicester cricket ground in England named after Sunil Gavaskar
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    According to several media reports, the initiative was taken by Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz from Leicester, who has been representing the city for more than 30 years.

    A cricket ground in Leicester in England was named after one of India's cricket legends - Sunil Gavaskar. The cricketer turned commentator took to Instagram to inform his fans about the same.
     
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    Gavaskar, thanking for the honour he received, said to TOI, “I am delighted and honoured that a ground in Leicester is being named after me. Leicester is a city with possibly the strongest supporters of the game, especially Indian cricket, and therefore it is a huge honour indeed." 
    Also, a giant portrait of the former cricketer has already been painted in one of the pavilion walls of the five-acre field. According to several media reports, the initiative was taken by Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz from Leicester, who has been representing the city for more than 30 years.
    The 73-year-old is regarded as one of the greatest test batters and became the first ever cricketer from the country to have a ground named after him in England. He was part of the 1983 World Cup winning team and was the first cricketer to score 10,000 Test runs.
    Gavaskar now works as a commentator and writes columns on cricket.
     
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