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Future Cup goes missing

The Future Cup trophy India won by beating South Africa may have gone missing, reports Amol Karhadkar.
Hindustan Times | By Amol Karhadkar
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2007 11:47 AM IST

The Future Cup trophy India won by beating South Africa in Belfast on July 1 may have gone missing. India took the three-match series 2-1.

Four days later, the trophy and individual awards like the man-of-the-series won by Sachin Tendulkar were put on the Glasgow-London-Mumbai British Airways flight. Some employees of PDM Sports, a Percept D'Mark company that had the ground rights for the ODI series, were to bring the parcel to India. But the concerned bags are yet to reach the country.

Ratnakar Shetty, chief administrative officer, BCCI, said on Thursday, “We have written to British Airways and are awaiting a response. This is not the first time we have had this problem with British Airways. Ishant Sharma’s bags on the London-Belfast flight are still missing.”

British Airways, however, denied the bags had gone “missing”. Radhika Raikhy, a British Airways spokeswoman, told PTI, “The bags are not missing, they are not lost. They have been delayed. We are bringing them back (to India) as soon as possible.”

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