Cricket Association of Bengal to felicitate India, Pakistan legendsArchive
ISLAMABAD: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Monday confirmed that they are planning to felicitate eight legendary cricketers from India and Pakistan ahead of the big clash between the arch-rivals in the World Twenty20 on Saturday.
“We plan to felicitate four legends each from India and Pakistan. We will be giving them mementos just before the start of the game,” a senior CAB official informed.
Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Kapil Dev, Imran Khan, Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram and Intikhab Alam would be handed over mementoes before the high-voltage game.
It is expected that Saturday’s game would draw huge crowd at the iconic Eden Gardens. The tickets for the much-awaited clash are in hot demand, and Eden is expected to be filled to capacity on the final day.
“It will be a full house no doubt,” the CAB official said. “We are likely to distribute the tickets from March 15 or 16. It all depends on the CAB President Sourav Ganguly as to how he distributes them.”
Published in Dawn, March 15th, 2016