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Harper picks up a hockey stick, cricket bat during last stop in India


Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, centre, and Canadian Minister of State (Sport) Bal Gosal, second left, play ball hockey with students as he visits the Bishop Cotton Boys and Girls School in Bangalore, India on Friday, November 9, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

BANGALORE, India - There might not be any Hockey Night in Canada, but Stephen Harper got his fix with a little morning hockey in India.

The prime minister ran around a balmy ball hockey court at the leafy 147-year-old institution, the Bishop Cotton Boys' School.

Hundreds of students and sari-wearing teachers pressed up against a chain link fence to watch the Canadian leader take a few whacks at the ball.

Harper played with a group of teenage girls from an adjoining school, while junior sport minister Bal Gosal played with the boys.

Earlier, Harper had gotten some tips on playing cricket from the school's cricket team.

This was Harper's last stop on a six-day tour of India, before heading to the Philippines and Hong Kong.


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