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Navin Shah GLA Brent & Harrow
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India: Champions of the World!

Areas of Brent and Harrow last night saw huge spontaneous carnival like celebrations after India’s victory over Sri Lanka in the limited overs World Cup Cricket Final match in Mumbai India.


Not only billions in Asia and throughout the world saw the game live on television North-West London area of Brent and Harrow with one of the biggest Indian and  sizable Sri Lankan population too was buzzing all day and till late night with excitement. First it was the game watched during the day in homes, bars and clubs followed by the fireworks in streets, back gardens  and greens / parks. The overwhelming joy and the very carnival like atmosphere after the game was for everyone to see.

Navin Shah, Assembly Member for Brent and Harrow who saw the game with his family in the Regency Club in Queensbury all day and was one of the many shouting, screaming and excited spectators enjoying the day with splendid food and live drummers in the Club. After the victory Navin and his family joined the large crowd gathered on the green outside the Club and the Queensbury Station and then on Kenton Road.

Navin Shah said “Like billions of Indians and other supporters throughout the world I’m overjoyed and overwhelmed with India’s victory. In the 38 years I’ve lived in Brent and Harrow I’ve never come across such spontaneous scenes of joy and carnival like atmosphere on the local streets. Whilst the little Master Sachin failed the young talented Gambhir succeeded and Dhoni lead by example by taking charge and the six hit by him to mark victory was the fitting finale. The celebrations in India and here showed that for Indians cricket is not just a game it’s a religion. Moreover it’s a great unifying force brining together millions of poor people and the growing middle and rich classes”.

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