Documentary to commemerate 25 yrs of India's only World Cup win

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Mumbai, Jun 17 (UNI) To celebrate the 25th anniversary of India's only World Cup win so far, Prudential, Century TV and Ashis Ray have joined hands to launch a documentary commemorating India's historic victory at the 1983 Prudential Cricket World Cup.

The documentary will be celebrating the silver jubilee of India's historic win over the West Indies in the 1983 World Cup in England to accomplish its most significant sporting achievement till date.

Titled '1983: India's World Cup', the hour-long documentary features footage from England and India, and captures the places, faces and personalities that were central to India's World Cup achievement, a release issued here today stated.

The documentary also incorporates archival footage from the tournament as well as extensive interviews with key players and commentators. In one such interview, team captain Kapil Dev reveals that he would have fielded had he won the initial toss in the final.

Having lost the toss, India batted first. Kapil comments in the documentary: ''I think that belief was the only thing that was different between the Indian and the West Indies team; and that, somehow, somewhere, we start believing. How it comes into the team, I don't know; I mean, I can't really put a finger.'' The documentary is sponsored by Prudential, original sponsor of the 1983 competition.

Commenting on the sponsorship of the documentary, Mark Tucker, Group Chief Executive of Prudential, said: ''We are very proud to have been the original sponsors of the 1983 Prudential World Cup, which marked a milestone achievement for India's national cricket team. And now, on the 25th anniversary, Prudential is delighted to support this special documentary to relive this historic event and celebrate this significant occasion with the people of India and cricket fans around the world.'' The documentary is co-produced by Century TV, an independent television production company based in the UK, and Ashis Ray, a cricket writer and commentator on the UK's BBC Radio and SKY TV.

The documentary will be aired on June 25 on Star Cricket and will also been screened and available on DVD in major markets across the globe, the release added.

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