Team India pays homage to 26/11 victims

Updated: 26 November 2009 06:37 IST

The Indian team observed a one-minute silence for victims of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks before the start of third day's play of second Test in Kanpur.

Team India pays homage to 26/11 victims

New Delhi:

The Indian team on Thursday observed a two-minute silence to pay their respect to those killed in the Mumbai terror attacks in November last year, before the start of third day's play in the second Test against Sri Lanka here.

The Indian cricketers, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, stood along the boundary line around 9.30 am at Green Park Stadium with heads bowed down in memory of those died in the terrorist attack.

Last year, India was playing an ODI series with England during the attacks that shook lives across the world. The England team then cut short their tour to India and departed back home.

In video: Team India maintains silence

Earlier in the morning, 50 orphan children marched into the stadium in candlelight procession in memory of 26/11 victims. Some of the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association officials took part in the procession.

Every day, UPCA allows 50 orphan children to watch the Test match.

'Today being November 26, the children took out a procession in memory of those killed in the terror attack,' UPCA media coordinator AA Khan Talib said.

(With PTI inputs)



Topics : Cricket India
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