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Don't mix cricket and politics: Sanjay Manjrekar

Last updated on: August 30, 2003 17:41 IST
  August 30, 2003 | 15:30 IST

Don't mix cricket and politics: Sanjay Manjrekar

Cricket should be seen as a game only and not be mixed with politics, former Indian Test cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar said while commenting on the existing stalemate in the cricket ties between Indian and Pakistan.

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