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Cricket fan built miniature stadium in memory of cricketer Phillip Hughes

A cricket fan in England has hand-built a miniature stadium in memory of late Australian Phillip Hughes.

Cricket fan built miniature stadium in memory of cricketer Phillip Hughes

New Delhi: A cricket fan in England has hand-built a miniature stadium in memory of late Australian Phillip Hughes.

The painstakingly constructed stadium cost the Coventry-man GBP 2,800 and took seven months to complete the 3,000 seater model stadium, which also features a garden dedicated to the Queen.

"Money is not important to me, I just wanted to make a tribute. I will sell it eventually for charity but first I want as many people to see it as possible," Shaminder Singh told BBC.

The report also said that Shaminder, with his brother, would work upto 16 hours at a time to complete the project, which he started after the death of Aussie batsman.

Last November 25 last year, Hughes succumbed to a head injury, two days after he was struck on the top of the neck by a bouncer from New South Wales bowler Sean Abbott during a Sheffield Shield match for South Australia.

In a series of Twitter post, Shaminder also dedicated his creation to Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar and all other cricket legends.

The Phillip Hughes Stadium has stands named after cricket legends Tendulkar, Ian Botham, Richie Benaud and Wasim Akram.

Shaminder claimed that he had built the miniature stadium from his own design, without using YouTube or the web for any tips. And it has working doors and floodlights, with a scoreboard made from an used iPad.

"Whenever I would get time off it would be used to build this, I have worked on this for seven months. It has working doors, floodlights, I used an iPad for a scoreboard and I printed off miniature advertising boards," the report quoted him as saying.

Now, he is planning make a replica of Manchester City's Etihad Stadium.

From Zee News

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