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Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Sunil Gavaskar meets US President Donald Trump during charity fund-raising trip

Gavaskar met Trump at the Trump Bedminster Golf Course in New York. He will return to the West coast of USA after the second and final Test in Jamaica to participate in few more fund-raisers.

cricket Updated: Aug 24, 2019 08:35 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
New Delhi
Former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar with US President Donald Trump.
Former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar with US President Donald Trump. (PTI)
         

Legengary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar met United States President Donald Trump while he was in New York to raise funds and awareness for a charity foundation which provides free surgeries to children with congenital heart defects. Gavaskar met POTUS at the Trump Bedminster Golf Course in New York, according to a press release.

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“Gavaskar utilised the time between the limited overs and the Test series of the West Indies tour in America to create awareness for the Heart to Heart foundation (h2h). This is in collaboration with the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai which is providing free surgeries for children with congenital heart defects,” it added.

“The iconic batsman participated in multiple fundraising events in New Jersey and Atlanta which raised funds for over 230 surgeries.” Gavaskar is doing commentary in the ongoing Test series between India and the West Indies.

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He will return to the West coast of USA after the second and final Test in Jamaica to participate in few more fund-raisers.

These events will be in the Silicon Valley, Seattle, Louisville -- the town where there is a cricket ground named after him, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and Chicago.

He will then fly back to India to take up commentary duties in the home series against South Africa starting mid-September.

First Published: Aug 23, 2019 17:58 IST