Cricketer Yuvraj, Hazel Keech marry


Chandigarh, Nov 30 (IANS) Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and actress Hazel Keech tied the knot on Wednesday as per Sikh traditions at a gurdwara in Punjab’s Fatehgarh Sahib district.

Sporting a red Sherwani with cream coloured churidar, Yuvraj was all decked up as the groom with a red turban and ‘Sehraa’. Yuvraj grew a beard for the ceremony.

Hazel wore a heavily embroidered Lehenga with her head covered with an embroidered dupatta.

The marriage ceremony was solemnized as per Sikh traditional ‘Anand Karaj’ at the gurdwara in Dufera village in Fatehgarh Sahib village, about 40 km from here. The gurdwara was decorated for the occasion.

Traditional ‘dholis’ and singers were present outside the gurdwara as part of the wedding celebrations.

Yuvraj’s mother Shabnam Singh, relatives and close friends were among the limited number of guests.

Yuvraj’s father, ex-cricketer Yograj Singh, did not attend the ceremony at the gurdwara. He had attended another function of his cricketer son at a hotel here on Tuesday evening.

Security arrangements were in place at the wedding venue. The ceremony was followed with a party in Chandigarh.

The couple ushered in their wedding functions with a Cocktail Sangeet on Tuesday evening at a hotel where they were joined by the Indian cricket team, which earlier won the third test match against England in Mohali.

The Sangeet function was held at the same hotel where the Indian and England teams were staying.

Indian test team captain Virat Kohli, coach Anil Kumble and other team members joined Yuvraj and Hazel for the ceremony at the hotel.

The couple will have more celebrations in Mumbai and Goa followed by a big reception in New Delhi on December 7.


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