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Gambler punts $132,300 on Indian World Cup triumph

Gambler punts $132,300 on Indian World Cup triumph
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First Published: Fri, Feb 18 2011. 03 57 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Feb 18 2011. 03 57 PM IST
Mumbai: An anonymous gambler has struck an £82,000 pounds ($132,300) bet with a London bookmaker on India winning the Cricket World Cup, one of the biggest ever laid in the one-day game.
If the co-hosts and 3-1 favourites triumph in the 2 April final in Mumbai, the punter will collect £246,000 ($396,900), Ladbrokes said.
“It’s one of the biggest bets we’ve ever laid in the one day format and we’ve even more reason now to fear an India win,” said a spokesman for the company.
The tournament starts on Saturday when India, who lost in the first round four years ago in the Caribbean, play Bangladesh in Dhaka.
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