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Cut for ICL, Kapil tells designers

While at the Wills India Fashion Week, an impressed Kapil offers designers to design outfits for the newly launched rebel ICL.

india Updated: Sep 06, 2007 02:30 IST

Legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev was on Wednesday spotted at the tenth edition of the Wills India Fashion Week as it kicked off at a brand new venue of Pragati Maidan.

The former Indian captain was invited by Anjana Bhargav, one of the 40 designers showcasing their spring summer collection during the five-day event.

Kapil was so impressed by the works of the designers that he offered them to design outfits for the newly launched rebel Indian Cricket League, in which he is the Chairman of the Executive Board.

"I like everybody's work. In cricket comfort is very essential. If the clothes are good to look at and there is no restriction of movement that is fashion for me," he said.

"I would tell every designer to design for the the ICL. Every designer has talent. Every designer is different and has a niche segment," he added.

Kapil also drew similarity between designers and cricketers.

"There are so many designers and every designer has talent. Just like there are thouands of cricketers in the country who are waiting to play for the country, so also there are so many designers with so much of talent.

"This is like the World Cup Final," said Kapil, when asked to comment on the ongoing fashion extravaganza.

"This is the first day. Let me have a look around and let me study the fashion week. And perhaps by next year I would be able to make an informed judgement about the event.

Bharghave, who is known for her decent and contemporary design lines gushed out her admiration for the cricketer, "I think he is a style icon and whatever he wears he is quite comfortable in them. I admire him a lot.

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