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Sachin Tendulkar lays foundation of cricket museum in Dharamshala

Statesman News Service | Dharamshala |

Cricket star Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday laid the foundation stone of cricket museum to be set up at cricket stadium at Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, around 240 km from here.

Located in the foothills of the Dhauladhar Mountains at Dharamshala, the Cricket museum would showcase a wax statue of Sachin Tendulkar. The museum will have different walls which will showcase different arenas of the cricket. The pads, jerseys, bats, gloves will be among the main articles which will be displayed on the walls of the museum.

Along with Tendulkar, the wax statues of Kapil Dev and Rahul Dravid along with other important dignitaries would also be placed in the museum. A digital library will be set up in the museum.

Tendulkar  later inaugurated the Centre of Excellence set up by Asian Cricket Council  at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium. He was accompanied by MP Anurag Thakur.

Earlier in the day, Tendulkar met Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, spending half an hour with the Nobel Peace Prize winner at his residence at McLeodganj, Dharamshala.