Nayar, Hurley play cricket with guests

JODHPUR:

Wearing a pink sari, British model-actress Liz Hurley and her Indian-born businessman husband Arun Nayar played a cricket match with their guests under floodlights at the opulent Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel.

The celebrity couple are going to tie the knot again in traditional Indian style on March 9. Hurley and Nayar married at a private ceremony in England on March 3.

“A cricket match under floodlights was played in the hotel premises and a pitch had been constructed specially for the purpose,” sources at Hotel Umaid Bhawan Palace, booked

by the couple from March 7-10, said.

Nayar’s team defeated Hurley’s in the match. A mehndi (henna) ceremony was held after the cricket match, hotel sources said.

Sources at the hotel said the couple are to visit the 4th century Nagaur Fort on Thursday with their guests and spend the night in the 125 luxury Swiss tents erected specially for them. They will return on Friday afternoon after which there would be a sangeet ceremony to be followed by an Indian-style wedding.

“Five priests would first blow the conch shell after which the couple would tie the knot amid the chanting of Vedic mantras. The couple would take rounds of the holy fire after which they would be asked to make seven promises,” sources added.