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Customs hold the original World Cup

The trophy that Men in Blue have with them is actually just a replica as the original is still lying with the customs.

Published: 04th April 2011 12:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:18 PM   |  A+A-

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India celebrate winning the trophy after beating Sri Lanka during the 2011 ICC World Cup Final at the Wankhede Stadium on April 2, 2011. -Getty Images

MUMBAI: The Indian cricket players can't seem to put it down it but the World Cup trophy they have with them is actually just a replica as the original is still lying with the customs.

"The original is lying with the Customs," said a BCCI sources without elaborating.

When contacted Customs sources, however, said the Cup was with them for non-payment of duty of 35 per cent of the original value.

"We will release it after payment of 35 per cent customs duty after its valuation," they told PTI.

The Cup, meanwhile, has been in the forefront of the celebrations by the entire Indian nation with players even posing with it along with President Pratibha Patil at the Raj Bhavan on Sunday.

The captain of the winning team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been photographed and caught on television cameras carrying the replica to the iconic Gateway of India opposite the team hotel on Sunday.

Man of the Tournament, Yuvraj Singh, has been kissing the replica repeatedly in delight.



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