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Gavaskar frisked at Eden Gardens

December 24, 2009 22:36 IST

Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar was on Thursday frisked by security men along with Sri Lanka's Russel Arnold while entering the Eden Gardens Stadium for the fourth One-dayer in Kolkata on Thursday.

The duo are contracted with Nimbus as commentators for the series between India and Sri Lanka.

According to eyewitnesses, the security personnel near the gate asked Gavaskar to show his identity card, while another securitymen checked his carry bag.

"He was allowed in after the check-up. But Arnold was not let in for some reasons as somebody from the commentarty crew came and sorted out the matter. The Sri Lankan was later allowed inside the ground," said an eyewitness.

Union Railway minister Mamata Banerjee condemned the incident saying, "It is sad that the security procedure was followed even for a legendary cricketer like Gavaskar."

When contacted, Nimbus did not comment over the incident.

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