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Moin-ud-Dowlah Gold Cup swapped?

05 January 2011

HYDERABAD:  The Moin-ud-Dowlah tournament is the oldest cricket tournament in India, dating back to 1931. Now, a startling revelation that the Moin-ud-Dowlah Gold Cup was most likely swapped with a fake one during its association possession has stunned the officials and others alike.

Scientists at the National Geophysical Research Institute have established that the Cup contains only 37 per cent gold and that its value is Rs. 90,000 – far less than the 2.77 lakh rupees the rolling Cup was valued at in 1988. When at today’s gold price, it should be worth several lakhs.

“Somebody has replaced the Cup. As simple as that. It is very embarrassing. And for people like us who have been involved with Hyderabad cricket for so long, it hurts,’ says P R Mansingh, Former Secretary, of the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA).



Written by csirindia

January 5, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Posted in NGRI

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