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Ponting hosts black tie dinner for cricket WAGs in London

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London, July 15 (ANI): Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting hosted a gala black tie dinner for some of his team mates and their WAGS here on Tuesday.

While beauty Lee Furlong and her boyfriend Shane Watson joined 800 guests, including the entire British cricket squad to raise money for the charity foundation, absent from the group was the highest profile Aussie WAG Lara Bingle and her partner, vice captain Michael Clarke.

The day after the Aussies drew the first Test, Ponting was joined at the dinner, which raises money for his charity foundation, by team mates Stuart Clark, Peter Siddle, Watson and German Grand Prix winner Mark Webber.

Former pace bowler Glenn McGrath also flew in to attend.

The function began early to ensure the cricketers rested up early on their day off before being put through the paces in the practice nets today.

Clarke was not the only Aussie absent from the event with some others staying home in their hotel with partners to rest. (ANI)

Story first published: Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 13:51 [IST]
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