Baghpat (UP), Mar 25: The village of batsman Suresh Raina's fiance in Bamnauli here is gearing up for the ICC World Cup semi-final tomorrow and announced an undeclared holiday as India face their toughest test taking on a formidable Australia.
Head of the Panchayat Kalu Singh said the village is proud of Raina, who set to tie knot to Priyanka Chowdhury a resident of the village.
"It is the matter of pride that we are getting son-in-law like Raina. The decision to remain off from respective duties and watch the match, was taken unanimously yesterday. Also the entire village prayed at Hanuman temple for victory of the Indian team," Singh said.
Everyone will watch the semi-final on a big screen which will be installed in the village. The Panchayat has also decided to hold a party for the village if India wins the World Cup.