Cricket legend opens Eastleigh Mela celebrating region's diversity

David Gower poses for one of many selfies Credit: ITV

Cricketing legend David Gower says England's recent World Cup success is testament to the strength and diversity of the team.

He was guest of honour at the Eastleigh Mela, a celebration of food and music and culture from around the world.

He said the event, like cricket, shows what can be achieved when people from different backgrounds work together.

He's also looking forward to the Ashes and re-kindling the old rivalry:

This was the 14th Eastleigh Mela with food stalls representing global cuisines.

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The free, family festival celebrates the diversity of local cultures.