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NGRI to examine Moin-ud-Dowla gold cup

29 December 2010

HYDERABAD:The National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) is on a unique job this time around! Evaluating whether the Moin-ud-Dowla Gold Cup (for cricket) is made completely of gold or it is only gold-plated.

With the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) officials handing over this critical job to the institute, the report is expected in a day or two. “They have taken five minute samples of the cup, relevant photographs to make the assessment and the report is expected by next Monday,” Naresh Sharma, HCA Treasurer, disclosed.

“There are serious doubts about the existing cup being made completely of gold or not. A clear picture will emerge whether the original cup is made of gold or the existing cup is tampered with,” he said.

Controversy broke out in September last during the prize distribution on whether the cup was completely made of gold or was it just gold-plated….

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/article1013007.ece


Written by csirindia

December 29, 2010 at 12:55 pm

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