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Did Tendulkar dishonour Indian national flag?
Apr 10, 2007 - 6:41:13 PM

New Delhi, April 10 - Controversies seem to be pursuing the embattled Indian cricket team. Sachin Tendulkar has courted the latest. He cut a cake in the shape and colour of the national flag in the West Indies.

Tendulkar cut the cake at a party hosted by a non-resident Indian based in Jamaica March 10, seven days before India played their first World Cup match against Bangladesh and shockingly lost. has posted photographs, along with a write-up, of Tendulkar ready to cut a cake that has the three colours of the Indian national flag with Ashok Chakra in the middle.

Some other Indian players are seen standing among the guests, including Indian High Commissioner to Jamaica K.L. Agrawal, applauding as Tendulkar readies to cut the cake.

Among the players, Zaheer Khan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ajit Agarkar and Harbhajan Singh, are visible in the photographs posted on the website.

The website said that cutting of a cake bearing the colours of the Indian national flag was an insult under the Prevention of Insults to National Honour - Act, 2003.

India beat minnows Bermuda, but crucially lost to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to crash out in the first round of the World Cup.

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