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Musharraf arrives to watch first ODI

The Pakistani President will watch the first of two cricket one-dayers between India and Pakistan for the DLF Cup in Abu Dhabi.

india Updated: Apr 17, 2006 14:59 IST

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf arrived on Monday to watch the first of two cricket one-dayers between India and Pakistan for the DLF Cup.

"President Musharraf arrived here today to watch the first ODI," President of Abu Dhabi Cricket Council BR Shetty said.

Shetty said UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan will also watch the match to be played at the Sheikh Zayed stadium on Tuesday.

Among other dignitaries, BCCI President Sharad Pawar and Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel will be present during the match being organised to raise funds for the benefit of victims of the October earthquake in India and Pakistan.

A host of Indian film personalities will also make their presence felt during the match.

Actor Salman Khan has already arrived here to take part in a charity dinner tonight while other stars like Kareena Kapoor, Zayed Khan and Esha Deol are also expected to be here.

During tomorrow's one-dayer, a spectacular laser and firework show will enthrall the spectators during the break. Around 200 acrobats will add colour to the occasion.

First Published: Apr 17, 2006 14:59 IST