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Formula 1 India: Sachin to wave chequered flag

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Greater Noida, Oct 30: India's cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar will wave the chequered flag in the presence of cricketers, politicians, Bollywood personalities and celebrities at the Buddh International Circuit for the inaugural of India's first ever Grand Prix on Sunday (today).

According to a top official of Jaypee Sports Intrnational (JPSI), Tendulkar has confirmed his presence in India's maiden Formula 1 Grand prix. Among other cricketers present will be Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose love for speed is all too well known, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, VVS Laxman and England's Kevin Pietersen. Indian Tennis star Sania Mirza will also grace the occasion.

"We have received confirmation from the players. Tendulkar is most likely to wave the chequered flag at the end of the race," the official said.

B-town will be represented by Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Hrithik Roshan and Abhishek Bachchan among others.

"The prime minister, president and Congress president Sonia Gandhi have also been invited, but we have not received any confirmation from them," he said. Among high-profile politicians, Arun Jaitley, Kapil Sibal are expected to be at the inaugural session on Sunday (today)

OneIndia News

Story first published: Sunday, October 30, 2011, 11:50 [IST]
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