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Find out what feather did Sunil Gavaskar add in his cap

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Internet Desk: Indian Cricket legend Sunil gavaskar created history when he inaugurated a cricket field in USA in at Louisville which is located in the state of Kentucky. Gavaskar became the first ever Indian on whom a sports stadium or facility has been named.

Named as the Sunil Gavaskar field, which was inaugurated in October 15 will be the home ground of Louisville Cricket Club which will be participating in the 42- team MidWest Cricket League.

The club, along with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, built a cricket pitch at the Hays Kennedy Park.

"I am delighted and privileged at the honor," Gavaskar said in a statement.

"It's a unique honour to have a cricket field named after me, especially in a country where cricket is not a premier sport."

The club also organized a dinner for Gavaskar, where Fischer presented him with a key to the city. Mayor Fischer said he expects the city's $150,000 investment in the fields will reap great rewards.
"We are an increasingly global community, and cricket is already part of our city's sporting landscape," he said.

"We hope the investment at Hays Kennedy Park will open the sport to more local participation, and the city to even more global opportunities," he added.

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