19 September, 2020

The Ol' Blighty

Between matches, there's much apart from cricket to keep the visitor occupied in England

The Ol' Blighty
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WHO would not want to go with the Indian team for the World Cup to cheer them on to repeat their '83 feat? The team arrives in London in the beginning of May. It would be any cricket lover's wish to visit Lord's and join the tour on non-match days, which includes the Long Room, a cricketing art gallery, the museum housing the Ashes, the Mound Stand and the Lord's Shop.

Sports lovers can also enjoy the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum tour, and catch a sight of the famed Centre Court; the gentleman's changing rooms; view videos of all-time greats in action and wide-ranging displays that bring to life the history of lawn tennis.

But the Indian team will miss these sights as they proceed straight to Leicester to spend the first fortnight there. Known for its multicultural society, Leicester has the biggest saree shops in Britain and a multitude of Asian restaurants. So the process of acclimatisation would be gentle.

India's warm-up matches are at Leicester against Leicestershire, at Headingly, Leeds, against Yorkshire, and at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, against...

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