JAIPUR: Cricket-crazy India may only cheer for its national team at the World Cup in the Caribbean but an Indian firm will help fans from around the world keep their countries’ flags flying at the tournament.
Chagan Lal and Sons, a textile firm based in the northern Indian city of Jaipur, has shipped around 16,000 flags of all 16 participating countries to the West Indies to be sold during the six-week championship which was inaugurated on Sunday.
“We are happy that cricket buffs from all over the world will be flying Jaipur-made flags,” Vishnu Agarwal, one of the owners of the company, said. “We are expecting repeat orders in the next few weeks.”
The flags, each measuring 70 by 100 centimetres, have been designed to be lightweight and flutter attractively for television cameras, Agarwal said.
The company also made flags and banners to sell at the World Cup soccer tournament in Germany last year, he added.