11 cakes cut - one for every Indian player

April 1st, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, April 1 (IANS) Fans here cut 11 cakes - one for every Indian player - Friday to wish good luck to the team in the World Cup final against Sri Lanka.

“This is our way to wish good luck to the Indian cricket team. We have cut a separate cake for every player of the team. We would also organise a religious ceremony before the start of Saturday’s match,” said Manmohan Garg, CEO of the Chandigarh-based Gurukul Vidyapeeth Society.

They had prayed and organised fire rituals before the India-Pakistan semifinal as well.

“Before the India-Pakistan match, we had organised a havan yagya (fire ritual) and had made 11 havan kunds for the players. We have a separate cricket fan club that has planned a big bash if India win the final.”

India won the nail-biting semifinal against Pakistan by 29 runs Wednesday.

Many restaurants and bars in Chandigarh and its neighbouring towns have made special arrangements, like the installation of big screens and special discounts, to attract people to watch the final match Saturday.

The final will be played in Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai Saturday.

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