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Vichai cremation arrivals

Mar 21. 2019
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By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
The Nation

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Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers and several first-team players arrived in Bangkok on Wednesday to attend Thursday’s cremation of late team owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprapha at Thepsirin temple.


Rodgers who only replaced Claude Puel at King Power Stadium last month, has also arrived with captain Wes Morgan, strikers Jamie Vardy, Shinji Okazaki and Kelechi Iheanacho, plus defenders Danny Simpson and Christian Fuchs.  A total of 41 LCFC representatives attended a ceremony at the temple right after their arrivals. 

They will take part in a ritual during the ceremony at 6pm on Thursday and will return to England the next day.

Vichai died in a helicopter crash outside the Leicester ground on 27 October last year, a tragedy regarded as one of the greatest losses in Thailand sporting history.

Jamie Vardy  prayers during a ceremony in Bangkok yesterday.

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