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Fans in Kutch – a district of Gujarat in western India – will be glued to their TVs for the forthcoming World Cup, and not just to watch India. Two Kutchi-born players - Rajesh Bhudia and Malhar Patel - are playing for Kenya.
“Our Patel community which has a large population from here in Kenya is also known by the name of Kanabi and we have there Kanabi’s Sports Club which is very dominating in the cricketing world in that country. We now understand from there that Rajesh Bhudia and Malhar Patel, both belonging to the Patel community, have found place on the Kenyan team for the World Cup 2007,’’ said Kirti Varsani, of Madhapar village near here.
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