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First Look: India, Aus 'A' players mourn former President Kalam's death

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July 29, 2015 15:35 IST
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Cricketers wear black armbands in memory of late former President APJ Abdul Kalam. Photograph: BCCI/Twitter

India ‘A’ and Australia ‘A’ cricketers wore black armbands and observed two minutes’ silence in memory of late former President APJ Abdul Kalam at the start of their second four-day unofficial Test in Chennai on Wednesday.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India posted a picture of the players wearing black armbands and observing silence at the M A Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, on Twitter.

Kalam, who was known as the people's President (2002-07) and 'missile man', passed away at the age of 83 on Monday after collapsing while delivering a lecture at IIM Shillong.

His mortal remains will be laid to rest in his home town of Rameswaram on Thursday.

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