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Sunday Jun 16 2019
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AFP

Jewellers to gift miniature World Cup trophy to Indian team if they thrash Pakistan

By
AFP
A miniature World Cup trophy crafted by an Indian jewellery-making unit is seen in Ahmedabad, India, June 15, 2019. AFP/Sam Panthaky

AHMEDABAD: Jewellers in India has prepared a replica of the World Cup trophy to present to the boys in blue if they manage to thrash Pakistan in Sunday's face-off.

The miniature World Cup trophy is 18-mm high, composed of 22 carats of gold, and weighs 0.880 milligrams.

Rauf Shaikh Bangali (R), the owner of a small jewellery-making unit and president of Samast Bangali Samaj Association, and Ujjval Shankar Das (L), the treasurer of Samast Bangali Samaj Association, pose with others showing a miniature of the Cricket World Cup trophy in Ahmedabad, India, June 15, 2019. AFP/Sam Panthaky

It was prepared in three months by a small jewellery-making unit called the Samast Bangali Samaj Association.

Rauf Shaikh Bangali (R), the owner of a small jewellery-making unit and president of Samast Bangali Samaj Association, holds a miniature of the Cricket World Cup trophy in Ahmedabad, India, June 15, 2019. AFP/Sam Panthaky

Its owner and president is Rauf Shaikh Bangali and Ujjval Shankar Das the treasurer.