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World Cup cricket gallery thrown open for public in Mumbai

PTI   |  Jan 04, 2012, 00:54AM IST

Mumbai: Cricket enthusiasts can now get a glimpse of the numerous memorabilia associated with the World Cups won by India in 1983 and 2011 with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Tuesday opening the World Cup cricket gallery for public viewing.

The gallery, built by the Mumbai civic body and housed at Shahji Raje Sports Complex, displays statues of the Indian players who were part of the winning squads, cricket kits used by them and a large number of photographs among others.

It also showcases numerous memorabilia associated with the World Cups won by India in 1983 and 2011 and willows bearing autographs of prominent players since the World Cup event started in 1975.

The gallery was inaugurated by legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar.

"This world cup cricket gallery will be an inspiration for the young generation," Gavasakar said.

Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray said, "People can also watch the highlights of the world cup finals on the LCD screens when India became world champions on two occasions. We don't want to say what the BCCI did for cricket but we are connected with people and therefore this gallery has been built."

Shiv Sena-BJP combine rules BMC, the richest municipal corporation in the country.

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