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Cricket ground in the United States named after Indian legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar

  • PTI
  • October 26th, 2017
  • 19:54:47 IST

Mumbai: Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar inaugurated a cricket field in Louisville in the state of Kentucky in the USA, thus making it the first international sporting facility named after an Indian sportsperson.

File picture of Sunil Gavaskar. AFP

File picture of Sunil Gavaskar. AFP

The Sunil Gavaskar Field, inaugurated on 15 October, will serve as the home ground for the Louisville Cricket Club, which is part of the 42- team MidWest Cricket League, a media release said on Thursday.

The club, along with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, built a cricket pitch at the Hays Kennedy Park.

"I am delighted and privileged at the honour," Gavaskar said in a statement.

"It's a unique honour to have a cricket field named after me, especially in a country where cricket is not a premier sport."

The club also organized a dinner for Gavaskar, where Fischer presented him with a key to the city. Mayor Fischer said he expects the city's USD 150,000 investment in the fields will reap great rewards.

"We are an increasingly global community, and cricket is already part of our city's sporting landscape," he said.

"We hope the investment at Hays Kennedy Park will open the sport to more local participation, and the city to even more global opportunities," he added.

Updated Date: October 26, 2017 19:54:47 IST

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