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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Memories of days past

From Pakistan Times, this story of the Bagh-e-Jinnah, where India played its only warm up game ahead of the Test series; the story looks at the ground as a repository of historic links between the two cricketing nations.
Among the priceless items in the museum is a small portion of turf from Lord's ground in London, which was presented to Bagh-e-Jinnah by Lahore-based Waqar Nisar, son of late Indian speedster Mohammed Nisar who bowled the country's first ball in Test cricket in 1932 against England at Lord's.
Waqar, born and brought up in Pakistan, was presented the turf by Cricket Club of India (CCI) president Raj Singh Dungarpur, here as the Indian team's manager, when the club honoured Indian greats like Mohammed Nisar at a function in Mumbai in 2003.

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